AN AIRCRAFT worker was found hanging by his partner, an inquest opening heard.

Paul Atkinson, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, was found dead at a house on The Close in Hawarden on June 16.

At a brief hearing in Ruthin opening the inquest, John Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, said police had been alerted by the ambulance service after Mr Atkinson, 49, was found hanged at the property.

Mr Atkinson was an inspection officer and team leader with BAE Systems, which has a factory in Broughton.

A full inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.