A MAN has died after being struck by a car during the early hours of this morning, Wednesday.

It is understood the incident, on Moss Bank Road, is being treated as a hit-and-run.

What happened?

Shortly after 12.30am, police patrols saw a man lying in the road on Moss Bank Road, close to the Moss Bank Hotel.

Police say that following enquiries at the scene it was established there had been a collision involving a blue car and the man, and that the car had been driven from the scene.

Emergency services were called and the man's death was confirmed.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify him and inform his next of kin, police say.

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Road closures

Road closures remain in place on Scaffel Road, Moss Bank Road and Washway Lane. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes. 

What are police saying?

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact police.
In a statement Chief Inspector Rob Ross said: “Our investigation into this tragic incident is in its early stages, and while we have spoken to some witnesses and are examining CCTV footage, we are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed any part of it.

“If you were driving in the Washway Lane, Moss Bank Road and Scafell Road area at around 12.30am or were in the vicinity of the Moss Bank Hotel at this time and have any dashcam footage, please review it and get in touch if you see anything that may assist our enquiries. 

“Any information, however small it may seem, could prove vital as we seek to understand exactly what happened.
“Whether you choose to get information to us directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, any information you provide will be acted upon.”

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What to do if you have information

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the police's Matrix Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk, or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, quoting reference 22000025548.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.