Merseyside Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man whose body was found in a flat in New Brighton on Friday night.

Officers were called to the flat in Rowson Street at 8pm after a female relative found the man's body on the floor of a room inside.

The flat was cordonned off and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death has been launched.

The victim has been identified as a 44-year-old local man. Officers last night were making efforts to contact his next of kin.

The death is being treated as "unexplained" until a post mortem examination can be carried out to establish how he died.

An investigation by Wirral CID is underway and anyone with information should call 0151 777 2265.