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Everton car fire: Victim named as Joseph McKeever

Joseph McKeever Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Joseph McKeever was found in a burnt car in Everton on Thursday night

A man whose body was found inside a burnt-out car in Liverpool has been identified as Joseph McKeever.

The 54-year-old from Walton was found by fire crews who were called to a car fire in Whitehaven Road on Thursday.

Police believe he suffered a sustained assault and a severe head injury.

A man, 31, who was held on suspicion of murder and a woman, also 31, who was held on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released while inquiries continue.

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