A MAN has died after he was hit by a suspected stolen car which crashed through a wall into the back garden of a house in Liverpool.

The man, in his 60s, was hit by a dark Audi S8 which then ploughed into the garden on Morgan Mews in the Netherton area at about 9.05pm on Thursday.

The driver of the car, which was suspected to have been stolen during a previous burglary, fled the scene on foot, police said.

Paramedics attended and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbours said the car had crashed into the back garden of a property.

On Friday a police cordon was in place in the surrounding area and a house in Morgan Mews was taped off, with a white tent visible in the back garden.

One woman, who did not want to be named, said: “I’ve just woken up to all this. I looked out of the window and saw a car in the neighbour’s garden.

“I think it’s gone through the railings and through their wall. There’s a blue tarpaulin over it now.

“It’s scary. We were out in the garden with the kids until about 7pm yesterday and I just feel lucky we weren’t out there when it happened.

“It’s heartbreaking.”

Another neighbour said: “I was watching television about 9pm and I just saw the blue lights.

“I looked out of the window and it was swarming with police.

“The poor fella who has died, he was probably just going for a pint.”

A resident on nearby The Marian Way, to where the police cordon extended, said: “I did hear a big bang last night but I didn’t think anything of it.

“Then there were loads of police, all along the road here, and it was all cordoned off.

“They were knocking on houses to see if we had cameras.

“My partner always walks that way to go to the chippy so it could have been anyone really. It’s so sad.”

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and a structural assessor will decide if the property is sound and safe.

Detective Inspector Colin Rennison of Merseyside Police, said: “Officers are currently at the scene and house-to-house inquiries are being carried out.

“We will also be checking CCTV and smart doorbell footage from the area in a bid to identify the male who was driving the vehicle.

“We are interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen a dark-coloured Audi S8 being driven in the area before the collision occurred.

“Any information you have, however small you may think it is, could prove to be vital to our inquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC, or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre with reference 1042 of April 13, to call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.