Eastbourne Road closed – two arrested for murder

22nd April 2021

Two men have been arrested after a murder on Eastbourne Road this evening.

Dozens of police officers attended the scene, with a man receiving air ambulance treatment following the attack.

Merseyside Police said: “We have arrested two people this evening (Thursday 22 April) on suspicion of murder in Southport.

At around 4.50pm, emergency services were called to Eastbourne Road where the body of a 32-year-old man was found.

A 23-year-old man and a 32-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Officers remain at the scene while forensic and witness enquiries are carried out.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Vaughan said: “An investigation is underway following this tragic incident and we are keen to speak to anyone with information which could assist our enquiries.

“If you were in the area this evening, saw or heard any suspicious behaviour, or have any CCTV or dashcam footage, please come forward. Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital to our investigation.”

If you have any information, or live locally and saw or heard anything, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 0733 of 22 April.”

Air ambulance paramedics were called and landed at nearby Compton Road park.