Next of kin of Scarborough man found thanks to successful social media appeal

Police are thanking the public for helping them locate the next of kin of a Scarborough man
Police are thanking the public for helping them locate the next of kin of a Scarborough man

The next of kin of a 72-year-old Scarborough man have been located thanks to the help of social media.

Police had issued an appeal to trace the family of David Briers who died on 7 January.

On Facebook, this reached more than 100,000 people, many of whom left kind and thoughtful comments on Mr Briers on the North Yorkshire Police page.

Officers are thanking the public for their support.