Police are still at the scene where a man was stabbed to death yesterday.

An investigation was launched by Merseyside police following the fatal incident and a 42 year old man and 43 year old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder.

The incident took place on Church Walk in Bootle with surrounding properties still cordoned off. Blue tarpaulin has appeared near one of the houses.

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A woman, whose mum lives behind the police cordon, claims her mum rang her yesterday morning scared. She said: "My mum is bedridden so when she heard banging at the door this morning she couldn't get out to see what it was so she rang me instead. She has no idea who it was banging on her door."

Blue tarpaulin over a window in the house where a man was stabbed to death yesterday
Blue tarpaulin over a window in the house where a man was stabbed to death yesterday

Other neighbours told the ECHO about their shock at how quickly events unfolded. They said: "I went out for a ciggy at 6.30am and saw nothing and then I went out again an hour or so later and there was police everywhere."

In a statement, Detective Chief Inspector Ben Dyer said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family. An investigation is underway and is in the early stages as we seek to establish what has happened. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Church Walk on Wednesday November 23 morning between 7am and 8am this morning to please get in touch."

The statement continues: “It is vital that people with information, no matter how small, to please contact us as it might be vital to the investigation.”

Merseyside Police are still conducting house-to-house inquiries and examining CCTV in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call 101, DM @MerPolCC or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 23001172520. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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