A MAN has been found hanged near Elton Reservoir.

Paul Barber, aged 49, from Radcliffe, was discovered by police just before 1pm on Monday.

Officers had originally been called out after they were contacted by someone expressing concerns about a man’s welfare.

Their inquiries led them near to the reservoir, off Bolton Road, Bury, where they made the discovery.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “We can confirm that a 49-year old man was found hanged in Elton Reservoir by officers at 12.50pm.”