A MAN who was found hanged has been named.
Police were called to fields behind Brecon Drive in Hindley Green at 6.15am on Wednesday morning and found the body of an 40-year-old man who has been named locally as John Paul Nelson.
GMP said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, which has now been passed to the coroner.
Tributes have flooded in for the dad-of-two.
Claire Blundell wrote on Facebook: “My thoughts to your family. I will never forget our form class. A lovely guy who is missed by all I’m so sure of that, so sorry to hear the shocking news.”
Rebecca Coventry wrote: “Absolutely gutted. Hindley Green has lost a top guy.”
Anthony N Tracy Williams said: “RIP John Paul, another good one gone too soon. Still can’t believe it.”
John Maguire wrote: “Just heard about this. RIP mate, I am gutted, can’t believe it. He was a good lad. Thoughts and prayers to his family who must be in bits right now.”