A Bolton man was found deceased at his home in the town.

Jamie McCormick, aged 38, was found unconscious by his support worker in October 15 last year.

He was found in his home on Market Street in Little Lever and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An inquest into his death opened at the Bolton Coroners Court.

The inquest heard he was born in Country Antrim in Northern Ireland.

Police Coroners Officer Robert Struttman said a postmortem had been carried out and the causes of death were given as a sudden death with an underlying cause of solvent abuse.

He added: "There has been an investigation. 

"There were not thought to be suspicious circumstances.

"His body has been released to the family."

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Coroner Peter Sigee adjourned the hearing to a date in March and offered condolences to Mr McCormick's family.

He said: "I am sorry I have to learn about him in these circumstances."