Merseyside Police have confirmed that the 17-year-old who was murdered in Birkenhead last night is Darren Brewster from Wallasey.

A Home Office post mortem will take place later today to establish a cause of death.

A 17-year-old youth from Birkenhead was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Officers were called to an address on Corporation Road in Birkenhead just before midnight last night following reports a young man had been stabbed.

The scene has been sealed for forensic examination.

Officers are urging anyone who was in the area last night and who may have seen or heard anything to contact them on 0151 777 2265, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.