BY JONATHAN HUMPHRIES
Police and the Health & Safety Executive are investigating the incident in Bootle
A lorry driver was arrested after a man was killed in a collision on the docks in Bootle last night.
The dead man, believed to have been working in the area at the time, was struck by the vehicle on Brocklebank Dock, off Regent Road in Seaforth , at around 7.30pm.
Merseyside Police have launched an investigation and arrested a 31-year-old lorry driver on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and drug driving.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is also conducting enquiries into the incident.
A statement from Merseyside Police said: "Emergency services were called to Brocklebank Dock at around 7.30pm to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian.
"The pedestrian, a man in his 30s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Following enquiries, a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of death by careless driving and drug driving.
"The victim’s next of kin have been informed. HSE has been informed."
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref.19100245759 or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.