POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a London man who died in Heaton Park.

Police officers were called to the park at around 10.50am on Sunday, April 25 after receiving a report of a semi-conscious man.

Members of the public were giving first aid to the man when officers arrived.

Paramedics went to the scene and took the man to hospital but he died shortly afterwards.

Officers have now named the man as 48-year-old James Nicholas, and confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: "James is from the Chelsea area of London and it's currently unknown why he had travelled to the Manchester area.

"The Police Coroner's Officer is now appealing for help to locate any relatives of James'."

Anyone with information should call Paul Devine Coroner's Officer on 0161 856 6816.