Man who tried to have sex with post box is found dead

Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett

THE Wigan man who made international headlines after trying to have sex with a post box has been found dead.

Paul Bennett was discovered at the rear of the Shanghai Palace in Poolstock in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police said they are not treating the death of the 45-year-old from Holborn Road, Worsley Mesnes, as suspicious. A source has suggested that it may be drugs-related.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “We were called at 1.35am on Sunday, February 23, following reports the body of a 45-year-old man was found in Poolstock.

“His death is non-suspicious so the coroner is now dealing with it.”

Mr Bennett’s appearance at Wigan Magistrates’ Court last month caused an internet sensation as he pleaded guilty to two charges of indecent exposure as well as using threatening and abusive words and abusive behaviour.

An acquaintance of Mr Bennett said: “He had his troubles but he wasn’t a bad lad.”