A man has died after being stabbed, as two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Merseyside Police were called to Church Walk in Bootle at around 7.45am on Wednesday, November 22, following reports of a stabbing. The 44-year-old victim was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but has now died.

A postmortem will take place to establish the cause of death. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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A 43-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They are still in police custody.

A police cordon is currently in place while crime scene investigators carry out forensic examinations at the scene. CCTV and house-to-house inquiries continue to be conducted in the area.

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 and specialist officers are currently supporting them. 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 between 7am and 8am this morning to please get in touch. You may have seen or heard something suspicious which has led to this tragic incident.

“I would also ask people who were in the area to check dashcam or CCTV footage just in case they may have captured something which may be vital to the case.

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

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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