Inquiry into man’s death opened

John Paul Nelson
John Paul Nelson

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a man who was found hanged.

The body of John Paul Nelson, 40, was found in fields behind his Brecon Drive home in Hindley Green on November 4.

Officers discovered the body of the dad-of-two after they were called to the scene at 6.15am.

Tributes flooded in for Mr Nelson who was a popular amateur footballer.

The inquest was opened at Bolton Coroners’ Court on Wednesday and has been adjourned for a full hearing on January 13.