An inquest has been opened after a man was found hanged in a Farnworth pub.

Bolton Coroners Court heard that Christopher Pilkington was found hanged in The Grapes pub, on Market Street, Stoneclough, by his sister-in-law on June 17.

Mr Pilkington, from Bolton, was 36-years-old and lived in Afflek Avenue, Radcliffe.

The inquest opening was held by Assistant Coroner for Manchester West, Catherine Cundy, who heard evidence given into the circumstances of Mr Pilkington's death by PCO Peter Yates.

Mr Yates stated that Mr Pilkington was found hanging at the pub by his sister-in-law, who was not named, just before 1pm on June 17, but that he had been dead for some time.

Mr Yates also confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death or no indication of third party involvement, and hence no further investigation into his death.

The cause of death was given as hanging.

This inquest was adjourned to be given a full hearing on August 11.

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At a hearing held on Tuesday, June 23, Mr Pilkington's death was recorded as being at The Grapes Inn in Farnworth. The inquest was resumed on June 25, where Mr Pilkington's death was recorded as being at The Grapes pub on Market Street, Stoneclough.