Woman and child found dead after flat fire in Tuebrook

Moscow Drive
Image caption Firefighters were called to the flat in Tuebrook at about 05:30 BST

A young child and a woman in her 40s have been found dead after a fire at a flat in Liverpool, police said.

The blaze on Moscow Drive, Tuebrook, was spotted at about 05:30 BST.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The area has been cordoned off. Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have started a joint investigation into the circumstances of the blaze.

A police spokesman said it was "too early" to say what caused the fire.

Image caption Police and the fire service are both investigating the blaze

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