Body found on M53 motorway reservation

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Image caption The man's body was found on the central reservation of the M53 in Wirral

The body of a man has been found on a motorway in Merseyside.

The M53 in Wirral was closed after police received reports from motorists at about 19:15 GMT on Thursday.

Officers found the body on the central reservation. The circumstances of the man's death are unclear but officers believe there had been a crash.

The victim's identity has not been confirmed and no-one else was reported injured, police said. Some traffic restrictions are in place.

The M53 between junctions 2 and 3 was closed for a time, but has since reopened.

Restrictions are also in place on the bridge from Upton Road and motorists are advised to use other routes.

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