A start date of an inquest into a man found dead in his Wallington home on Christmas morning last year has been confirmed.

Gregory Tomkins, of Clarendon Road, was discovered by police officers when they arrived at his address shortly after 3.30am on December 25.

Tributes were paid to the self-employed plasterer, 39, on social media.

Lee Chisholm left a comment and said: “He was a nice quiet bloke, a [sic] old neighbour. So sad.”

Hilary Scrivens wrote: “May his soul rest in peace.”

A Met Police spokesman said, at the time, that police were called to the address following concerns raised for the welfare of an occupant.

When officers attended he was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin was made aware before a file was prepared for the South London Coroner’s Service in Robert Street, Croydon.

A South London Coroner spokesman said the start date for the inquest is set for May 31.