A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a house.

Merseyside Police were called to Cannon Street in Clock Face, St Helens at 3.50pm on Wednesday, November 15. Once officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman in her 60s unresponsive inside a home on the road.

Paramedics attended but the woman died at the scene. Her next of kin has been informed and a post-mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.

A 68-year-old man from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody where he will be questioned by detectives.

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An investigation has been launched and extensive forensic examinations are being carried out.

Detective Chief Inspector Allison Woods said: “Our thoughts first and foremost are with the woman’s family following this tragic incident. An investigation is underway in the area and our officers are in the early stages of establishing exactly what happened.

“While we have already made an arrest, our specialist officers remain at the scene as we carry out forensic examinations and review any CCTV footage in the area. If you witnessed this incident or heard anything suspicious, then please get in touch with us so we can continue our enquiries.”

Anyone who has any information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 with the reference 23001143530.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.