Appeal to trace relatives of dead pensioner

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Council officials are appealing for help to trace family and friends of a pensioner who died alone at his home in St Helens.

John Leslie Stowell was found dead at his home in Windleshaw aged 84 on April 14.

Town hall officers have arranged for Mr Stowell’s funeral to take place on next week.

But they are hoping to get in touch with family and friends of the pensioner to inform them of the service, which will take place on Friday, May 13 from 1pm at St Helens Crematorium.

Anyone who can offer any help should contact Lesley Barker on 01744 676204.