WIRRAL Coroner’s Office is appealing for help to trace the next of kin of a Wallasey man.

Malcolm William Allanson, aged 59, from Sandhills View, died following a road traffic collision in Florida in October 2009.

His body was repatriated to the UK and an inquest into his death was opened and adjourned.

The coroner now needs to contact Mr Allanson’s family as part of the process to conclude the inquest proceedings.

Mr Allanson used to own a business in Birkenhead and is believed to have family living in the Wirral area.

Anyone with information should call the Wirral Coroner’s Office on 0151 225 5051 or 0151 225 5052.