A man was found dead at his home by family, an inquest opening has heard.

Jack Walton, 34, was found dead at his home on Hazel Avenue, Prestolee, on May 30 this year.

An opening into his inquest at Bolton Coroners Court heard that Mr Walton, who was a data installation engineer, lived with his girlfriend, Victoria Barlow.

Police Coroners Officer (PCO) Rachel O'Driscoll told the court: "He was found hanging at his home address by his girlfriend's mother.

"He had had an argument with his girlfriend, and after she left he texted her saying he would hang himself."

North West Ambulance Service then attended the address, where they pronounced him dead.

Pathologist Dr Patrick Waugh carried out Mr Walton's post mortem examination, giving his medical cause of death as hanging.

PCO O'Driscoll confirmed that there had been a police investigation into his death, and that there were no suspicious circumstances.

Coroner Peter Sigee asked for evidence to be provided to see if there had been any involvement with mental health, drug or alcohol services, a statement from Mr Walton's GP and a police statement from the senior investigating officer into his death.

He asked for this information by August 4.

Coroner Sigee set a provisional date for the inquest as September 27 this year.

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