Saturday, August 19th, 2017 7:58am

Police were called to Dixon Avenue over concerns for the safety of a 71-year-old man.

Merseyside Police is investigating an unexplained death after the body of a man was found at an address in Newton-le-Willows.

Shortly after 4pm Merseyside Police received a call for concern for safety. Officers attended at the address on Dixon Avenue, and found the body of a 71-year-old man.

Officers are currently trying to establish if the deceased has any next of kin.

A post mortem is due to take place to establish the cause of death.

Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances of his death.

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