Detectives are appealing for information following the death of man in Aigburth last night
Main article content
Detectives from our Investigation team are carrying out a joint investigation with officers from our Roads Policing Unit following the death of man in Aigburth last night (Saturday, 25 September 2021).
Officers were called at 9.45pm last night by a driver of a Seat Ibiza who had collided with a man on Ullet Road, near to the junction with Aigburth Road.
It is believed that the 69-year-old man may have been lying in the road when the incident happened. The driver of the Seat stopped at the scene and is assisting the police.
Ullet Road has been closed and is expected to be closed for some time whilst investigations are carried out at the scene whilst forensic examinations are carried out at the scene.
DI Ben Dyer, said: "An investigation is underway to find out what has happened. We believe the man who died was lying in the road when the incident happened. We are currently carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area and looking at CCTV footage to establish what happened. The family of the deceased has been informed and is being supported by specialist Family Liaison Officers from our Roads Policing Unit at this sad time.
"A Home Office post mortem will be carried out later today to establish the cause of death.
"I would ask any drivers in the area who saw anything, or who may have dashcam footage which could help our inquiries, to come forward. Any footage, or information, could be vital in establishing exactly what has occurred."
He added: "Diversions have been put in place and motorists are being advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.
"We realise that this will cause disruption and would like to thank local residents and motorists for their patience and understanding whilst investigations are carried out."
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, 101 quoting reference 1110 of 25 September, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.