Car death man is named

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A GRANDAD found dead in his car in Wigan town centre has been named.

John Holgarth was a 68-year-old widower from First Avenue, Springfield.

The former Ince Asda forklift truck driver was found by a traffic warden on New Market Street, Wigan, on Thursday evening.

The warden at first thought the man was asleep but when he was unable to get a response from the vehicle’s occupant he called 999.

Paramedics pronounced Mr Holgarth dead at the scene and nearby roads were closed for more than two hours as police investigated.

It is believed that the death is not being treated as suspicious.