A father who suffers from aggressive and deadly lung disease is looking to contact his former colleagues.

Reginald Richmond, who worked at Doulton Industries Limited, in Parr Road, Stanmore, in 1974, was diagnosed with mesothelioma last July.

The incurable cancer causes shortness of breath and night sweats, and can develop after exposure to asbestos.

Mr Richmond, 68, now lives in Somerset with his wife, Carol, and their two grown-up sons.

He said: “I was stunned when the doctors said I’ve got it and it’s been really tough. But you can’t change it. You just live life to the fullest and make the most of what time you’ve got left.”

Former colleagues of Mr Richmond are asked to contact Novum Law on 0800 884 0555.