Man, 40, dies after police called to concerns for his safety

By Abigail Nicholson

A man in his 40s has died after police were called to concerns for his safety.

Mount Pleasant Road in New Brighton, Wallasey, was cordoned off by a number of police vehicles and two fire engines from around 11.55am on Monday, September 13.

Merseyside Police was called to flats on the road after reports a man was threatening to harm himself.

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Police negotiators attended the scene and located the man, who had serious injuries.

The road was closed to both vehicles and pedestrians as the emergency services managed the incident.

Mount Pleasant Road was closed from the junction with Rake Lane to the entrance of the Quarry Park, which was still open for people to walk through.

While Sandrock Road was open for cars to be diverted down, Sandrock Close was tapped off by police at both ends while they dealt with the ongoing situation.

The man was transferred by a large police escort to Aintree Hospital, where he later died.

Police have said his net of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be carried out to formally establish cause of death.

A Merseyside Police statement read: "The incident was referred by Merseyside Police to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) as his death followed recent police contact.

"We would like to thank the community for their patience while we dealt with the incident."

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