A devastated young man who could not get over being dumped by his girlfriend left a heart-rending Facebook post before taking his own life.

Kieran Lister from Leeds wrote he no longer knew what to do anymore after losing his girlfriend of two years but admitted it wasn't, "Beth's fault at all" before detailing where she can find her Christmas presents.

He posted: "I guess people slowly move apart from each other and I would do anything to stop this but it's something thatI have no control over. I know I'm being selfish considering I have my two families (Mckinney & Delaney, my dog Snoop, my reptiles & my princess Bethany Delaney."

He then continues to outline his last wishes including his favourite song, the Lion King's Circle of Life to be played for him as well as instructions to sell his belongings.

The 20-year-old then asks Facebook to not take his post down so maybe this note "will leave an eye opener to the people that are looking for happiness", something which he has looked for his whole life.

He finished: "I want my family and friends to read this and to know, I care. I love everyone so dearly. I'm out. Don't try save me, it's what I want. let's play hide and seek but never stop looking for true happiness."

The shock of his death has prompted thousands of tributes from friends and from people across the country.

Lyndsay Mander wrote: "So very sad, my thoughts are with this young man's loved ones, I hope he is at peace R.I.P x"

Jessica Fortune said: "So sad! I don't know him but I jus wish he would have had the support an care he needed to perhaps help him stop feeling this way. So he didn't feel this was his only option. RIP Kieran. xx"

Ian Tweedy Roughley: I hope you have found the peace you so truly desire. This is absolutely heartbreaking. My heart goes out and my prayers go up for your family. Rip x x"

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "At 7.42pm on Monday, December 12, police received a call expressing concerns for the welfare of a 20-year-old man who had gone missing from his home in Churwell and had last been seen earlier in the day.

"Enquiries were carried out and searches conducted and the man was found dead in the Cottingley area at about 1.40am on Tuesday. The death is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroner's Office has been informed."