Murder investigation launched following death of man in Liverpool

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following an incident in Liverpool last night, Sunday 10 April.

At around 11.30pm emergency services were called to Lavan Close, Everton, after a report that a 36-year-old man had received a puncture wound to the side of his body. 

The man was taken to a hospital for further treatment but sadly died a short time later. A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

A 60-year-old man and a 30 -year-old woman from Liverpool were later arrested on suspicion of murder.

They have been taken into custody and will be questioned by detectives. The man’s next of kin have been informed. 

Lavan Close and the surrounding area is currently closed as crime scene investigators carry out forensic examinations at the scene.

CCTV and house-to-house enquiries are being conducted in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Drew said, “Although we have made two swift arrests in the area our investigation is still in the very early stages as we try to establish exactly what happened therefore it is vital that anyone with information that could assist our enquiries gets in touch.

“This was a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. If you live in the area and witnessed the incident, or saw any suspicious behaviour last night on Lavan Close please contact police immediately. Any information, no matter how small, may prove vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101, quoting log 1101 of 10 April 2022.

You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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