St Helens: Two men arrested for murder over body found in flat

Tickle Avenue, St Helens Image copyright Google
Image caption The teenager was pronounced dead at scene by paramedics who were called to Tickle Avenue in St Helens

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager's body was found in a Merseyside flat which had been set alight.

Firefighters found the 17-year-old boy after tackling a small number of fires in Tickle Avenue, St Helens on Thursday, after a New Year's Eve party.

Police had been called to an assault at about 11:55 GMT, when they saw smoke coming from the property. A post-mortem examination will take place.

The men aged 22 and 25 are in custody.

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