Nelson FC player (20) found hanged on Christmas Eve

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a NELSON Football Club player found hanged at his home on Christmas Eve has been described as “one of the nice guys who nobody had a bad word for”.

The body of Jason Powrie (20), a father of one, was found at his home in Penwortham at 1-45 p.m.

Paramedics were called, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances into the death.

Nelson’s game with Holker Old Boys in the North-West Counties League First Division on Boxing Day was called off as a mark of respect.

Manager Paul Paynter described the news as a “great shock”. He said: “Paul was very raw but had a good physique and was ready to learn. He had so much potential.

“He had a happy-go-lucky attitude and never seemed to be down-hearted. He did not let anything get him down and always seemed a nice, friendly type of lad who nobody had a bad word to say about.”

A Facebook page to commemorate his life has been set up by his older sisters.

The facts surrounding Jason’s death have been reported to the coroner.

There’s more on this tragic story in this week’s Leader-Times newspapers