THE inquest has been opened into the death of a Metro taxi driver found hanging in Barrow Bridge.

Asif Policewala, aged 38, was found dead at the scene on Tuesday. His body and car were found by a passer-by near to Barrow Bridge Road at about 7.30am.

An inquest was opened and adjourned at Bolton Coroners Court on Thursday.

Nick Astley, owner of Metro Cars, paid tribute to Mr Policewala, saying his death had come as a “terrible shock” to everyone.