Merseyside Police can confirm officers are in attendance at a park in Southport this morning, Wednesday 24 September, following a report of concern for the safety of a man.

Patrols were called to the Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, at around 8.25am, by the North West Ambulance Service following a report of concern for safety.

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Officers attended and found a man. He was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later

Enquiries are now being carried out to identify him and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

The mans death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner in due course.
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