Two arrested on suspicion of murder in Liverpool

A murder investigation is underway after a man was found with serious injuries yesterday, Wednesday 27 July.

At around 3pm emergency services were called to a house on Belmont Drive after a report that a 53-year-old man had been found with serious injuries.

Officers attended and an ambulance took the victim to hospital where he sadly died. The man has now been formally identified as Leroy Venner, from the Toxteth area. His next of kin have been informed.

A post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.

A 60-year-old man and a 43-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody where they will be questioned by detectives.

An investigation is underway and CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries are being conducted in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Dalton said, “This was a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life.

“An investigation is now underway, which is in the very early stages as we seek to establish what has happened.

“I would appeal for anyone who was around the Belmont Drive area between 12 noon and 4pm yesterday who heard of saw anything suspicious to please get in touch. You may have information which is vital to our enquiries. 

“I would also ask people to check their dash cam footage, CCTV or doorbell camera to see if they have captured anything significant.

“Any information, no matter how small, might help the investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information which could help police with their inquiries, is asked to DM @MerPolCC, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook’ or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 22000541869.

You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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