A MAN from Ellesmere Port has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 21-year-old in Kirkby.

Emergency services were called to Broad Lane, Kirkby at around 12.50pm on Sunday, July 7 following reports a man had been stabbed.

Named by police as James Halewood, he was taken to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

A Home Office post mortem confirmed the cause of death as a single stab wound.

A 23-year-old man from Ellesmere Port and 26-year-old man from Kirkby were arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, July 16 in North Wales.

They have both been taken to a police station to be questioned.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on social media via @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting incident reference 19100362642.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information