POLICE are investigating after a man and a woman were found dead inside a property on Easter Monday (April 5).

Emergency services were called to an address on Mersey Street, off Newton Road, Parr at around 5.50pm to reports a man and woman in their 50s had been found inside.

They were confirmed as dead a short time later.

Officers are treating the deaths as "unexplained" as enquiries continue.

Next of kin of the two people have been informed.

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A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that emergency services were in St Helens following the unexplained deaths of two people found yesterday, Monday, April 5.

"At around 5.50pm, police and ambulance were called to a home on Mersey Street to a call reporting that a man and woman in their 50s had been found inside, following concerns for their safety.

"They were sadly confirmed deceased a short time later and next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by officers.

"Both deaths are being treated as unexplained as enquiries continue at the location."