POLICE found the body of a man after being called to a report of concern for safety.

Officers attended the field near Ruskin Avenue, Newton-le-Willows on Monday night at around 9pm.

Residents reported seeing police and ambulance in the area.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that they were called to a concern for safety.

A 65-year-old man was found dead at the scene.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, police added.

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A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "At approximately 9pm, police were called to a concern for safety of a male in a park near Ruskin Avenue, Newton-le-Willows.

"Sadly, the 65 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death."