A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of murder after a man’s body was found in a back garden this morning.
Police were called to a house in Haydock, Merseyside, at just after midnight following reports of concern for the safety of a man.
When officers arrived, a Merseyside Police spokesman said the body of a man in his 30s was discovered in the back garden.
A 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, both from Haydock, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A police cordon is in place today as forensic teams carry out examinations.
Officers are also conducting house-to-house enquiries.
The spokesman said: ‘The man’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers at this time.
‘He has not yet been formally identified.
‘A Home Office post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death.’
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 0518219620 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.