UPDATE (3rd August): We can confirm that a man who died following an incident in St Helens last night, Monday 2nd August, has been named as 33 year-old Lee Andrews (pictured).
Mr Andrews, of no fixed abode, but from the St Helens area, was stabbed inside a property in North Road at around 10.50pm. He died in hospital a short time later. A post mortem will take place to confirm the cause of death.
His next of kin have been informed.
A 42 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
Original: We can confirm a murder investigation is underway following the death of a man in St Helens last night, Monday 2nd August.
We were contacted at 10.50pm following reports that a man in his 30s had been stabbed in a property on North Road.
The man was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.
The man has not yet been formally identified. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody where he is being questioned by detectives.
Detective Inspector Jenny Beck said: "The investigation is in the very early stages. We are carrying out a number of witness and CCTV enquiries to establish what has taken place."
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1143 of 2nd August.