The wife of a Hull man who died from terminal cancer following years of asbestos exposure has called for answers about his death.
Peter Bateman died aged 81 in October 2016 - just nine months after showing symptoms of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer which thins the internal organs and mostly affects the lungs.
His wife of 60 years, Maureen Bateman, 83, said that he had worked on sites across Hull demolishing old sheds and shipyards after completing his National Service.
Maureen is hoping to hear from anyone who may be able to provide evidence about the presence of asbestos at the Springhead or Dairycoates sites, or the vessels.
"Any detail, no matter how small, may be important and help Mrs Bateman and her family to understand how Peter's condition was caused and to obtain closure," said the family's solicitor Debbie Schofield.
Peter was born and raised in Hull and trained as a joiner with British Rail in the 1950s.
He returned to that work after completing his national service in the RAF and was required to help with the demolition of the old sheds at Springhead and Dairycoates.
He also worked during the fitting of the new asbestos roofing at Dairycoates in the 1950s and 60s.
Peter's job also involved doing maintenance work in the engine and boiler rooms on vessels including the Humber Guardian, Humber Surveyor and the Wyke, which he told his wife had contained asbestos-lagged pipes.
He passed away just three days after the birth of his seventh great-grandchild.
Maureen said: "Peter lived for his family and liked nothing better than playing with the great-grandbairns."
Mesothelioma claims around 2,500 lives in the UK every year and can develop even decades after an exposure to asbestos has ceased.
If you worked with Peter in the 70s or 80s, please call Graham and Rosen solicitors on 01482 323123 and ask for Debbie.