Man found dead in garden after ‘riot’ was heard as 5 arrested including 2 women

A neighbor said she heard a commotion near her home in the village of Pensby, near Liverpool, where a man’s body was later found in a garden, sparking a murder investigation

Police have set up a cordon around the home in Pensby, Wirral
Police have cordoned off a house in Pensby, Wirral

Two women and three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in a garden.

A neighbor said she heard a commotion just before the victim was discovered around 4am today.

Ambulances were called to the village of Pensby, near Liverpool, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers have arrested five people on suspicion of murder and are due to be questioned by detectives.

Two women, both 20 and from Heswall, were arrested with a 25-year-old man from Eastham; a 23-year-old man from Pensby; and a 30-year-old man from Thingwall.

A neighbor who lives near the crime scene said she was woken up by noises in the early hours of the morning.

Five people were arrested on suspicion of murder


Liverpool Echo/Jason Roberts)

She said: “I heard a commotion in the early hours of the morning.”

The woman’s partner said: “The police knocked on the door and told us that there had been an incident. The undertakers came out later in the day to remove the body.”

The neighbor said he knew the man who lived at the address.

He said: “Yes, we knew him to say hello. But it is not yet clear who died. I can say that there have been no problems or incidents in the house in the past.

A neighbor said she heard a commotion before the body was found


Liverpool Echo/Jason Roberts)

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“The man who lived there was a normal guy. I think he was a bar clerk.”

The neighbor also said there was a second man, believed to be a lodger, who lived in the same house.

Another neighbor said: “I didn’t hear anything until an ambulance pulled up nearby in the early hours of the morning.”

That afternoon, police had set up a forensic tent behind a family home in Smallridge Close.

The police had left all the windows and the front door open and set up a barrier in front of the house.

Police, who confirmed an inquest into the death had been opened, said today officers were trying to notify the man’s next of kin.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Chief Inspector Simon Owen said: “We are at an extremely early stage in this investigation and our officers are working to establish exactly what happened in the early hours of this morning.

“Although we have made five quick arrests, our investigation is ongoing and we would ask anyone with information to please come forward.

“If you were in the Pensby area this morning and saw anything suspicious, please get in touch. Any information you possess could be critical to our investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter, the Merseyside Police Contact Center on Facebook, or call 101 on reference 22000211010.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use their online form. Man found dead in garden after 'riot' was heard as 5 arrested including 2 women

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