Important appeal: Did you know Leslie Horton?

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Leyland Croft is in North Pelsall. Image from Apple Maps.

This is one of those requests that pops up from time to time, and was issued by the Communication Team at Walsall Council this week and I’d like all locals to have a think about it, and if any of you can do so, please help.

I must admit, this is a sad case and these do tug at my heart quite a bit – imagine passing away and leaving so little information of yourself known. How terribly tragic.

WALSALL Council has issued a plea to locate family members of a man who passed away at his home earlier this month.

Mr Leslie Horton, aged 47, died at his residence in Leyland Croft, Pelsall, on Friday, June 2.

He is believed to have a sister by the name of Jackie, but no other family is known.

A spokesman for Walsall Council told the Advertiser: “We would like to pass on our condolences to Mr Horton’s family and friends.

‘We would be grateful to hear from any relatives of Mr Horton or anyone who might have helpful information about his family so that they can make proper arrangements for his funeral.’

If anyone has any information about Mr Horton’s family, they are asked to contact Rebecca Evans on 01922 653052 or by email at

I often run these kinds of request, mainly because I feel that whatever has occurred within families, we’d all prefer to know of the loss of one of ours. Finding the relatives can be as much about closure as anything else, so please help if you can.

Thanks in advance. If anyone would prefer no to contact the council directly for whatever reason, email me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot come and I’ll pass any messages on.

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