The body of Eduardo Silda was found in Scotland in December.

Police are looking for the family of a man who spent time in Sussex last year before he died in Scotland a few months later.

The body of 27-year-old Eduardo Silda was found in a wooded area in Roslin, Midlothian on December 9 2016.

He is known to have spent time in Sussex in August that year.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Sergeant Ian Campbell of Police Scotland’s Lothians and Scottish Borders Division said:

“Since Mr Silda’s death we’ve been conducting enquiries across the UK and liaising with our colleagues in international agencies as part of our efforts to trace his family.

“We’re now appealing for the public’s help to identify Mr Silda’s next of kin and would urge anyone who recognises him, or has any information which may be relevant to our enquiries, to contact us.”

Eduardo has been described as white, 5’3″ tall, of a stocky build, and is believed to have originally been from either Spain or Portugal.

When he died, he was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black t-shirt, a blue and white cardigan and black trainers.

Police said he had three lighters, cigarette papers and a Ventolin inhaler in his possession.

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0686 of 09/12/16 or online here.