A 39-year-old man has died in Hoylake in what police are describing as an "unexplained" death.

Emergency services were called to a flat above Sainsbury’s, on Market Street, just after 2.50pm today following a report of concern for safety of a man.

Patrols and paramedics attended and found a 39-year-old man.

He was given treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man's next of kin are being informed and a post mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "An investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.

"At this early stage, the death is being treated as unexplained."

Anyone with information about this incident should to call the police on 101.