30/09/2015

Murder Investigation Launched After Body Found In Liverpool Alleyway

An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a woman's body in an alleyway in Liverpool.

Merseyside police said that the woman's body was found in the Fairfield area on Monday, 28 September. A post-mortem examination has confirmed that the woman died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Police said that they believe they know the identity of the victim but that she has not yet been formally identified.

Two men, aged 31 and 40, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The body was found by a member of the public in an alleyway on Hinton Street at about 8am.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Tivendale, said: "I can confirm that a murder investigation is underway and extensive inquiries are being carried out to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

"I am particularly interested in speaking to any members of the local community, or anyone who was in the area around Hinton Street, on Sunday night/Monday morning, who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously or anything out of the ordinary to come forward. You may not think the information is important, but it could be vital to our inquiry. If you saw anything please contact the police, or Crimestoppers urgently."

Anyone who has any information is asked to call detectives from the Matrix Serious Organised Crime on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

(MH/CD)

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