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Investigation launched after body found at Wirral flat

Rowson Street, New Brighton. Credit: Google Street View

Merseyside Police is investigating the unexplained death of a man whose body was found in a flat in New Brighton last night.

Officers were called to the flat in Rowson Street at 8pm after a female relative found the man's body on the floor of a room inside. .

The flat was cordoned off and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death has been launched.

The victim has been identified as a 44-year-old local man. Officers are tonight making efforts to contact his next of kin.

His death is being treated as 'unexplained' until a post mortem examination can be carried out to establish how he died.

An investigation by Wirral CID is underway and anyone with information should call 0151 777 2265.

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Man bailed over New Brighton murder

Mark Christopher Reissing Credit: Family photo

Detectives in Wirral have bailed a man arrested over a murder in New Brighton.

The body of Mark Reissing, 48, was found dumped in an alleyway last Tuesday at 5.50am. He had suffered multiple injuries.

A 41-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of murder, has been bailed.