A man was found dead in Wallington on Christmas morning after it appears he hanged himself live on video in an online chatroom.

Gregory Tomkins, of Clarendon Road, was pronounced dead when police arrived following a call at shortly after 3.30am on December 25.

The self-employed plasterer is said to have hanged himself live to users in an ‘insults’ chat group.

His motivations and intentions are unclear.

Earlier this month a 'Merry Christmas' banner was added to his picture on the G Tomkins Plastering Facebook page.

He also posted a reference to Keddles, believed to be the mixed martial arts gym in Orpington. We have attempted to contact Keddles.

A user of the chat group, who does not wish to be named, said: “He had come into the room on his regular screenname that he uses and then for some reason he went and changed his screenname.

“When he actually comes in the room he is always on the microphone and he talks. But this time he didn’t talk and he was just sitting there. After he left the room he cammed up, and that was when he did what he did.

“It took him literally 30 seconds to go from sitting down to hanging."

The chatroom, Apple Inc Insults, is one of the several rooms on video chat service PalTalk.

Online users reacted on the chatroom text seen by Sutton Guardian.

BrAss KnUckLES H2k said: “Yakka was ok. He was a good soul.”

Alinity also: “Yakka was a funny guy he will be sadly missed.”

PLASMA- added: “I’m still so shocked, nevr [sic] thought yakka would do that.”

His elderly parents are believed to have been informed of the incident.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 3.36am on Monday, December 25, to an address in Clarendon Road, Wallington, after concerns were raised for the welfare of an occupant.

“Officers attended. A man, believed to be in his 30s, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.

“Next of kin are aware. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”