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Homeless man believed to be from Carlisle may be cremated as ‘unidentified’ if his family aren’t traced

Police want to identify ‘Elliott’

Police are appealing for help to identify a man who sadly passed away by natural causes at Lincoln County Hospital following a collapse in McDonald’s restaurant in Boston on 11 April.

The man, who is believed to have been in his late 50’s or 60’s, is believed to have been locally known as Elliot but investigators have not been able to establish his surname or trace any family members.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “We believe he may have a daughter living in Wrangle and Elliot may have originated from the Carlisle area.

“Elliot was a homeless man who regularly visited McDonald’s night and day and often slept near Aldi – both located in Queen Street, Boston. Elliot also visited the local betting shops.

“Elliot could often be seen wearing a black baseball cap, was a white man of a medium build, around 5ft 5inches tall, had dark but greying hair and wore reading glasses.

“The CCTV image we have of Elliot in McDonald’s is not of a good quality, we have released a new image of Elliot, which was taken while he was being treated in Lincoln County Hospital, before his death so we hope this image will help people to recognise him.

If anyone who recognises Elliot and knows his surname, or any details about him, are a number of ways to report:

By email [email protected] – please remember to put the reference 413 of 11 April in the subject box

Call Lincolnshire Police via the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 413 of 11 April

Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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