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Two men arrested on suspicion of murder of James Halewood

James Halewood Credit: Liverpool Echo

Police have confirmed two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 21-year-old James Halewood.

Officers were called to Broad Lane, Kirkby at 12.50pm on July 7 to reports a man had been stabbed.

He was taken to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

A Home Office post mortem confirmed the cause of death was a single stab wound.

A wall of cards, balloons and flowers have been left at the scene where James died. Credit: Liverpool Echo

In a statement, Merseyside Police said:

A 26-year-old man from Kirkby and a 23-year-old man from Ellesmere Port were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday (Tuesday 16 July) in the North Wales area. They have been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

– Merseyside Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100362642 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.