The lonely death of a 53-year-old man in hospital has sparked an appeal to trace his family.

William Hamilton of Forest Road died at Arrowe Park Hospital on Thursday, July 22.

There are 'no suspicious circumstances' surrounding his death, Merseyside Police said.

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Mr Hamilton, who was from Prenton, was alone at the time of his death sparking a next of kin appeal by Merseyside Police.

On behalf of Merseyside Coroner's Officer, officers issued a statement asking for anyone who knew Mr Hamilton to come forward.

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They also revealed Mr Hamilton may have a sister in Glasgow.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 0151 351 0035 or email [email protected]