A man is being quizzed on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Wirral.
Emergency services were called to a property on Wastdale Drive, Moreton, at around 5.45am today.
Police said the woman’s next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place and enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances of the woman’s death.
A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
Neighbours said up to five police cars were seen outside the address earlier today.
Detectives from Merseyside Police carried out door-to-door enquiries, informing shocked residents about the “unexplained death” of a woman.
One local said: “Everybody’s stunned by it all.”