It's always particularly tragic when people die alone without family in their own homes.

Sadly, when this does happen, police often issue an appeal to try and trace their next of kin.

Police issued appeals for the families of 10 men, all of whom died alone in their homes over the space of the past few weeks, to come forward.

Most of the time the deaths are not suspicious but it's important to try and find their relatives who may be unaware they had died.

In some cases those who have died are known to have family members, but police have no means of contacting them.

The families of 10 people who died alone in their homes since the end of last month are now being sought by police.

The information the force releases about the deceased includes their name, age, the date they passed away and their last known address.

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Some records have additional information that may help someone recognise a family member.

William Lea, 71

An appeal was made on behalf of Sefton Coroner's Office to find the next of kin for a Southport man who died.

Police said William Lea, 71, died at his home in Duke Street on March 26. There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

It is believed that Mr Lea had two sons and a daughter.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact 0151 777 3530 or email [email protected]

Geoffrey Kneen, 74

Police appealed on behalf of Liverpool and Wirral Coroner's office for help in tracing the next of kin of a 74 year-old man from Birkenhead.

Geoffrey Kneen, 74, was found dead at his home address in Woodchurch Court in Birkenhead on March 27.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone who knows Mr Kneen's next of kin or can assist is asked to contact Coroner's investigation officer Liam Moss on 0151 233 0125 or by emailing [email protected]

George Marriott, 78

Wirral Coroner's Office is appealing for the public's help in tracing the next of kin of a man who recently died in Upton.

George Marriott, 78, sadly died at his home on Newbridge Close on Thursday, April 1.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone with information to help trace Mr Marriott's next of kin is asked to contact Elaine Jordan on 0151 233 0124 or via email [email protected]

Richard Ball, 63

Police appealed on behalf of Liverpool Coroner's office with a next of kin appeal for a man from Bootle.

Richard Ball, 63, was sadly found dead at his home in Westminster Avenue on Thursday, April 1.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact Coroner's investigation officer Andrea Walton on 0151 777 7263 or email An[email protected]

Anthony Paul Hitchin, 59

Sefton Coroner's Office appealed for information to help find the next of kin of a man died in Southport.

Anthony Paul Hitchin, 59, died at his home address in Talbot Street on Saturday, April 3.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone with information that may help locate Mr Hitchin's next of kin can call Coroners Investigation Officer James Martindale on 0151 777 3530 or email [email protected]

If you have been affected by any of the details mentioned in this story there are people who can help you.

Most people grieve when they lose something or someone important to them.

The way grief affects you depends on lots of things, including what kind of loss you have suffered, your upbringing, your beliefs or religion, your age, your relationships, and your physical and mental health.

Grieving is a totally normal process but there are way to get help if you need support.

Your GP is a good place to start. They can give you advice about other support services, refer you to a counsellor, or prescribe medication if needed.

Or you can contact support organisations directly, such as Cruse Bereavement Care (0808 808 1677) Samaritans (116 123) or Love Jasmine.

Kevin Ambrose, 60

Liverpool Coroner's Office is appealing for the public's help to find the next of kin for a man who died in Anfield.

Kevin Ambrose, 60, was sadly found dead at his home address on Burnand Street on Monday, April 5.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Lesley-Anne Rogers on (0151) 233 0137 or email [email protected]

David Jones, 77

Police appealed on behalf of Liverpool and Wirral coroner's office for help in tracing the next of kin of a 77 year-old man from Wirral.

David Jones, of Rock Lane East, Birkenhead, died at Wirral University Teaching Hospital on April 7.

It is believed Mr Jones had two sons from whom he was estranged.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Liam Moss, Coroner’s Investigation Officer on 0151 233 0125 or by emailing [email protected]

John Woodward, 85

Liverpool and Wirral Coroner's Office is appealing for help in tracing the next of kin of John Woodward.

Mr Woodward, aged 85, of St Marys Road, Garston, sadly died on Friday, April 9.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone with information to help trace Mr Woodward's next of kin is asked to contact Coroner's Investigation Officer Katy Porter on 0151 233 0130 or email [email protected]

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Peter Hope, 71

Wirral Coroner's Office is seeking the next of kin for a Bidston man who died.

Peter Hope, 71, sadly died at his home in Boundary Road on Tuesday, April 6. He was 71.

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone with any information to assist is asked to contact Paula White on (0151) 233 0126 or email [email protected]

John Stephen Williams, 61

Police shared an appeal on behalf of Liverpool and Wirral Coroner's office to trace the next of kin of a Wirral man.

John Stephen Williams, 61, was sadly found dead at his home address in Dell Grove, Rock Ferry, on Friday, April 9.

His death is not being treated as suspicious but he has no known next of kin.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Coroner’s Investigation Officer Lisa McElvogue on 0151 233 0128 or email [email protected]