A MAN who died on a farm in East Yorkshire has today been named by police as Henry Stamford Thirsk, aged 74.

Humberside Police said investigations were continuing to establish the circumstances of Mr Thirsk's death at Everingham, near Pocklington, which was currently being treated as 'unexpected.'

It appealed for anyone with information which might assist officers' inquiries to get in touch.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone that spoke to Mr Thirsk on Wednesday April 20," said a spokesman.

"Specially trained officers are supporting his family, who have asked for privacy at this difficult time."

Police said previously that they were investigating the 'unexplained' death of a man at the farm.

Mr Thirsk is a well-known character in Pocklington, with Pocklington Town FC playing at the Henry Thirsk Amenity Centre, understood to have been created on farmland previously owned by him.

*Anyone with information should phone101 line quoting log 687 of 20 April, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.