An inquest has opened into the death of a man from Bolton who was found dead at his home.

Gareth Lanahan, 39, of Haydock Street, Halliwell, was found dead at his home on September 18.

An inquest into his death was opened at Bolton Coroners' Court on Thursday.

Mr Lanahan, who was a HGV driver, was found at his home by police officers, who had been called after a concern for welfare report had been made.

Police coroners officer Julie Ann Hyde said: "On September 18 this year, police forced entry to Mr Lanahan's home following a concern for welfare by his brother.

"They found the deceased lying on the sofa in the living room. He was declared dead by paramedics."

PCO Hyde said a police investigation found that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Lanahan's death.

Dr Ravindra Sawant gave his medical cause of death as an insulin overdose, contributed to by underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. 

Coroner Stephen Teasdale set the full inquest for February 1 next year.