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."