A NEXT-of-kin appeal has been issued to find the relatives of a man who died on Portland.

John Michael Cable, who was 77 years old and lived in Verne Common Road, died at his home on Wednesday, July 21.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and no police investigation is needed into his death.

The Coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the man's next of kin.

Coroner’s officer Tracey Jeans said: “We are not treating the death as suspicious, however we have not been able to locate his next of kin.

“If any member of the public has any knowledge of his family members, please contact us as soon as possible on 01202 123900.”

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