AN investigation has been launched by Bolton Coroner's Office following the death of a father at a swingers club in Farnworth.

Douglas Seton — also known as Sally Swings — was found at The GateHouse in Cawdor Street this morning.

Police and North West Ambulance Service were called to the club at about 9am.

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: "Police were called at 9.24am on Thursday March 3 to The Gatehouse on Cawdor Street after the body of a man was found.

"The death is being treated as non-suspicious and file has been prepared for the coroner."

A spokesman for Bolton Coroner's Office said: "I can confirm that the death has been reported to the coroner and is still subject to inquiries."

It is thought Mr Seton's body was discovered by venue owner and friend Diane Rogers, known as Dee Selecta, who also runs a nearby clothing shop.

Mr Seton, aged 49, identified as a trans-girl or T-girl — men who dress or live as women — and hosted Sally's Swinging Sunday at the club.

It is thought he had a two-year-old daughter with his partner Tina.

The evening before Mr Seton's body was found, The GateHouse had hosted its regular Wicked Wednesday's party.

The GateHouse, which has this year been nominated for a National Transgender Award in the 'Trans Venue of the Year' category by trans rights charity Sparkle, has been open since 2001.

In an online profile Sally Swings wrote: "I've been dressing for about 20 years. I love going out with my friends. I work at Dee Selecta T-girl shop a few days a week.

"I also work at The GateHouse in Bolton."

One friend, who did not wish to be named, said: "Everyone knew Sally. I’ve been going to the club for a couple of years.

"Sally was very focused on the club. She was very well known there.

"It is a terrible tragedy. It is unbelievable — I can’t get over it."

Darren Stewart, manager of Ultimat Defence opposite the club, said: "There were three ambulances and quite a bit later two police cars turned up."