Inquest opens into death of man whose body was found outside a Wigan gym

An inquest has opened into the death of a man whose body was found outside a Wigan fitness centre.

Monday, 4th November 2019, 11:58 am
Bolton Coroner's Court

Gary Morecroft, 40, was discovered collapsed on the forecourt of the Apex Gym on Lowe Mill Lane, Hindley, on the morning of Sunday July 7 this year.

Initially there was a large police presence amid fears that he may have been the victim of a fatal attack.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing police personnel in “white suits” around the building and grounds.

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But it was later announced by investigating officers that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and that the matter had been passed on to the coroner.

At a brief hearing at Bolton Coroner’s Court, the inquest into Mr Morecroft’s death was opened and then adjourned pending further inquiries.