IPCC to investigate unexplained Wirral death

The police watchdog is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in New Ferry, Wirral.

Merseyside Police referred the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after the 54-year-old's body was found at a house in Egerton Road at 05:45 GMT on Thursday.

A police spokesman said there had been contact with the man in the hours before his death.

Two men aged 28 and 30, arrested on suspicion of murder, have been bailed.

A post-mortem examination has been conducted, and the results withheld pending toxicology reports.

The man has been identified and his next of kin have been informed.

The police spokesman added: "An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing and the death continues to be treated as unexplained."

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