Merseyside Police are investigating the death of a 79-year-old man in Clubmoor on Saturday night after a suspected dog attack.
A Merseyside Police statement said:
Officers were called to an address on Richard Kelly Close just before 8.40pm to reports of a dog attack on an elderly man in the garden of his home.
When they arrived officers found the body of the man and they were confronted by a dog that was out of control. Armed officers attended at the scene and the dog was destroyed. At this stage the breed of the dog is still to be established.
A post mortem examination will take place this afternoon to establish the cause of death. House-to-house inquiries are underway and Crime Scene Investigators are carrying out forensic examinations at the scene.
Two women, aged 27 and 28 years, from Clubmoor, have been arrested on suspicion of an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991.