AN INVESTIGATION was launched after a man’s body was found by workers at a Merseyside recycling centre.
The man, believed to be in his early 50s, was discovered by staff at B&M Waste Services in Bromborough, Wirral.
A spokesman for Merseyside Police confirmed they were investigating the grim discovery at the recycling plant late yesterday morning.
Police said they were treating the death as unexplained until the cause of death was established.
A Home Office post mortem examination was due to be carried out last night.
Officers were called at about 11.40am to the B&M Waste Services recycling centre on Dock Road South.
The scene was cordoned off and police said they are trying to identify the man and his next of kin to inform them of the death.
Officers also said they would be trying to piece together the man’s movements prior to his death.
The man is not thought to be an employee at the recycling centre, which specialises in commercial waste and recycling for many local companies.
The police spokesman said: “At this early stage detectives are keeping an open mind.”
A spokeswoman for the recycling company said: “B&M Waste Services can confirm that the body of a male was found at their materials recycling facility on the morning of Wednesday September 5.
“The body has not yet been identified, but it has been confirmed that it is not an individual related to the company.
“The police were called immediately and are now dealing with the matter.”
B&M Waste Services is a family waste and recycling business established in 1999.
The company employs more than 170 people in Wirral, Manchester and Leeds.
At Bromborough the company has its own materials recycling facility where the waste collected from local customers is sorted and baled for recycling or sent on for treatment at a third party facility.