A next of kin appeal has been launched for a man who died in West Dorset. 

The Coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a man who died in Thorncombe. 

Brian Keech, who was 86 years old, died at his home address in Orchard Lane in Thorncombe on Tuesday, June 4 2024.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and no police investigation is needed into his death.

Coroner’s Officer Lucy Manuel said: “We are not treating the death as suspicious, however, we have not been able to locate any next of kin.

“If any member of the public has any knowledge of his family members, please contact us as soon as possible on 01202 118939.”