Man found dead

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A WIGAN man found dead at his home is believed to have shot himself.

Mark Whittle was discovered by police in Back Lane, Appley Bridge, on Saturday afternoon.

It was thought the 46-year-old had taken his own life and a shotgun was found by his side.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed they were not treating his death as suspicious.

The matter has now been referred to the coroner.