AN inquest has heard how the death of a young man at Royal Bolton Hospital was brought on by "chronic drug use."

Luke Jeffrey Aldred, 26 of Hurst Street, Bolton, had been admitted to the hospital four times between November and December 2021, each time for illnesses relating to drug use.

An inquest was told Mr Aldred, who had no known occupation, discharged himself each time before he was admitted for the final time just after Christmas with multiple organ failure and was declared dead on December 27.

Police coroners officer Julie-Anne Hyde said: "No police enquiries were made and there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death."

She told the coroners court how Mr Aldred was formally identified by police on January 10 and that a post mortem examination was carried out by pathologist Dr Patrick Waugh.

Dr Waugh established that had died of septicaemia brought on by "chronic drug use."

Coroner Timothy Brennand ruled that a full inquest is to take place on Tuesday, June 23 and that statements would be required from Mr Aldred's GP, from the Royal Bolton Hospital and from any relevant drug agencies that may have been working with him.

The case is set to be reviewed on March 12.