AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a man who is thought to have suffered a drug overdose on Christmas Day.

Lee Allcroft died at his home address in Makingson Avenue, Horwich, aged 43 after suffering a seizure.

Paramedics found him and took him to Royal Bolton Hospital but despite efforts to resuscitate him, Mr Allcroft died at hospital.

He was identified by his mother Denise Allcroft.

A post-mortem was carried out at the hospital and the provisional cause of death has been given as combined heroin and propranolol intoxication.

The inquest was adjourned by area coroner Alan Walsh to May 24.