TWO women have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead inside a house on Sunday afternoon.

Police received a report that a 46-year-old man had been found unresponsive at a house on Barnett Avenue, in Earlestown shortly after 2pm on Sunday 

He was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced deceased later in the afternoon. His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.

A 52-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman both from Newton-le-Willows,  were later arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody. 

A police scene is in place on Barnett Avenue and a cordon is in place while extensive forensic examinations are carried out as part of our investigations. 

Detective Inspector Jimmy Rotheram said: “Our thoughts first and foremost are with the man’s family following this unexpected tragic incident.

Warrington Guardian:
“An investigation remains underway in the area and our officers are in the early stages of establishing exactly what happened.
“While we have already made two arrests, our specialist officers remain at the scene as we carry out forensic examinations and review any CCTV footage in the area.
“If you live on Barnett Avenue and have any doorbell or CCTV footage from around 2pm on Sunday 4 February that may have captured what happened or heard anything suspicious, then please get in touch with us so we can continue our enquiries.”

  • Anyone who has any information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101  with the reference 24000145442. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at