A MAN was found dead at a hotel grounds after police were called to a report of a concern for safety.

Emergency services attended the Mercure, on Linkway West, St Helens on Tuesday morning, April 2.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that paramedics attended but a 70-year-old man was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

The death is not being treated as suspicious, she added, and a file has been passed to the coroner.

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A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "We were called to the Mercure Hotel on Linkway West in St Helens at 7.05am yesterday (Tuesday, April 2) following concern for safety of a 70-year-old man.

"Paramedics attended but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been passed to the coroner.

"Inquiries are ongoing to trace his next of kin."