An inquest has opened after a man from Little Hulton was found dead in woodland area.

Sebastian Grzegorz Sobotka, of Wildbrook Road and originally from Poland, was just 33 years old when he was found in a woodland area in Little Hulton on August 31 this year.

Bolton Coroners Court heard how he had not been employed at the time and had told family members he was going to a new job the day before.

Police Coroners Officer Julie Ann Hyde said: “They became concerned when Mr Sobotka did not return home that day.”

Mrs Hyde told the court how Mr Sobotka was found on August 31 and he was declared dead she she identified him using his Polish ID card.

She said: “Police enquiries were carried out and it would appear that there were no suspicious circumstances.

A post-mortem was then carried out at Royal Bolton Hospital which determined that Mr Sobotka’s death had been brought on by hanging.

Professor Dr Alan Walsh, an area coroner, requested statements from Greater Manchester Police, Mr Sobotka’s GP and from any relevant mental health agencies to be delivered to him by November 12.

A full inquest will be held early next year on Thursday February 23.