A WIRRAL teenager was found dead in a park last night.

Police officers were called to Mersey Park, Tranmere, at around 7.30pm and the 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed of the tragedy and police say formal identification of the body will take place this morning.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Anyone with information can call Birkenhead CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The authorities have not yet named the deceased.