Body is found washed up on Merseyside beach

Detectives are investigating after a body was washed up on a beach in Merseyside.

A passerby alerted officers after spotting the body on West Kirby beach at 10:30 GMT.

Police said it was brought on to the beach by the tide and the person had been dead for some time. They are treating the death as unexplained.

A cordon has been set up at the scene as police try to establish the identity of the body and where it came from.

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