1. ITV Report

Murder investigation launched on Merseyside

A man has been arrested and a murder investigation is underway following the death of a man in Anfield.

Officers were called to Vicar Road on Wednesday morning to reports a man in his 50s had been found dead inside a house.

Emergency services attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A cordon remains in place while forensic, house-to-house and CCTV enquiries continue. Officers will remain in the area to provide reassurance to the community and to gather information.

A 32-year-old man from Anfield was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and has been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

It is vital that anyone who knows anything at all about what happened gets in touch. Any information, no matter how small, may prove vital to our investigation.

– Detective Inspector Jennie Beck, Merseyside Police