Police are appealing for assistance from the public to trace the next of kin of a man who died at Royal Oldham Hospital.

Martin Shaw died at the hospital on Rochdale Road this month.

Appealing for information about Mr Shaw in a post on social media, the police said the 45-year-old is thought to have a brother in London.

In UK law, there is no definition of next of kin, but it is understood to be the closest relative, whether a partner, parent, child or sibling.

Anyone with information about the next of kin of Mr Shaw is asked to contact the Police Coroner's Office in Rochdale on 0161 856 8095.  

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.