AN inquest has opened into the death of a man found hanging in New Forest woodland.

Nikruse James Gheissari, 36, of Black Lane, Lover, near Redlynch, was discovered off Roger Penny Way, Stoney Cross, on September 21, the inquest in Winchester heard.

Dr Vipal Foria, consultant pathologist at Southampton General Hospital, conducted a post mortem and said in a report that the cause of death was hanging.

Assistant area coroner Sam Marsh adjourned the inquest until March 10.