Kirkby man arrested on suspicion of murder

Merseyside Police has confirmed that an investigation is underway following an incident at a house in Kirkby.

Officers were contacted following reports a woman in her 30s had been found unconscious in a house on Roughwood Drive at around 5.20pm on Sunday, 21 January.

Emergency services are currently in attendance, but the woman has sadly been pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman’s next of kin have been notified.

A 23-year-old man from Kirkby has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside where he remains in custody.

At the present time, police are treating the death as unexplained.

Chief Inspector Colin Dyer said, “We are carrying out a number of lines on enquiry as we seek to establish what has taken place.

“Witness enquiries are being carried out in the local area and we are examining local CCTV and Ring doorbell footage to build a picture of what has happened.

“We would ask anyone who was in the area of Roughwood Drive this afternoon who saw or heard anything to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting log 620 of 21 January.

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