AUTHORITIES are searching for the relatives of a man who died aboard a ship last month.

Police in Norfolk are appealing for help in tracing the family of Hartlepool man David Mark Patterson.

The 50-year-old died whilst working on board a ship in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday, April 25.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Patterson’s death but, despite extensive enquiries, the authorities have been unable to identify his next of kin.

  • Anyone who may have known Mr Patterson should call the Coroner’s Office in Norfolk on 01603 276490