Family traced to Sheffield

A FORMER Sheffield man died of "natural causes" while living on the streets of Cambridge.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2007, 9:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th October 2007, 9:55 am

James Ulysses Bond, aged 43, left Sheffield in the 1990s after a row with family and was last known to be living in a tent in Cambridge.

His friend Mick Lazarus, who met James after seeing him featured in a documentary about rough sleepers, was determined to track down any surviving relatives so James's body could be released to the right person.

Mick, aged 34, said: "James was featured in a documentary about homeless people a couple of years ago which was on the local news down in Cambridge.

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"It was Christmas and the documentary was highlighting their plight. It was so sad that I actually asked to be put in touch with James and as a result, he came and spent Christmas with me and my family.

"We remained friends but he recently passed away and I did not know who his next of kin was to get in touch with."

But he said following a local radio interview and appeal someone came forward with contact details of James' sister who lives in Sheffield.

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