Council issue appeal to trace relatives as they organise funeral of former Hartlepool seaman

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COUNCIL officials who are organising the funeral of a Hartlepool man have issued an appeal in a bid to try and trace any of his surviving relatives.

Former seaman William James Potts, 68, who was in residential care in the town, died on Wednesday, July 3.

His cremation has been arranged for noon tomorrow, at Stranton Grange Crematorium, off Tanfield Road.

Mr Potts, who is thought to have lived in Hartlepool all of his life, is understood to have worked as a seaman in his younger days.

Officials at Hartlepool Borough Council, who are organising Mr Potts’ funeral, say he was never married.

Any relatives are asked to contact Linda Hugill at the council on (01429) 523879.