James Byrne named as Rock Ferry stabbing victim

The junction of Old Chester Road and Well Lane, Rock Ferry Police believe James Byrne was stabbed by someone he knew

A man who died after being found with stab wounds in a street in Merseyside has been been named by police.

James Byrne, 38, from Birkenhead, was found at the junction of Old Chester Road and Well Lane in Rock Ferry on Sunday. He died later in hospital.

Steven Johnson, 45, of Rock Ferry, has been charged with perverting the course of justice over his death. He is due before Wirral magistrates later.

A Birkenhead man, 47, is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Police believe Mr Byrne was stabbed by someone he knew following an argument.

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