Neighbours evacuate home after woman found dead as street becomes a police scene

A family, who live in a neighbouring house to where a woman was found dead, were seen carrying out suitcases and driving away as their street became a police scene.

Merseyside Police officers were contacted following reports that a woman in her 30s had been found unconscious in a house on Roughwood Drive, Kirkby, at around 5.20pm today, Sunday, January 21. However, the woman was confirmed dead at the scene.

Her next of kin have been notified and at this time her death is being treated as unexplained. A huge emergency services response was deployed to the area and will remain at the scene overnight.

Police officers had erected a cordon around the house where the ECHO understands the woman, whose identity has yet to be officially confirmed, was found, as well as several of the neighbouring properties.

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The cordon also extended across a section of pavement outside the houses. A large number of police officers remained in the area guarding the multiple entrances to the cordon. Detectives were also on the scene and were carrying out door-to-door and CCTV enquiries in the local area.

Scientific support forensic officers were also spotted entering the house while a police officer was manned outside the open front door.

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