Christopher John Wood, died following a crash on the M60 in Eccles, his inquest was due to take place yesterday but the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has not yet decided whether there is a criminal investigation to answer.

Mr Wood, died aged 57, when his orange custom-made bike was involved in a crash with a red Jaguar on the Eccles Interchange junction on Friday, May 18.

Following his death Mr Wood's family released a statement saying: "Chris was a kind and intelligent man with a beautiful soul and a wicked sense of humour.

"He always had time to help others going through their own struggles."

Mr Wood was well known around Manchester as a rocker and was a bouncer at rock venues around the city, including Jillys Rockworld and Grand Central on Oxford Road.

An investigation was launched on May 22 and the inquest was formally opened on June 1.

Assistant coroner Timothy Brennand told the court the inquest was meant to take place on Wednesday, October 31.

He said: "Were criminal proceedings to be commenced it would be required to suspend the inquest process pending the matter being resolved."

Mr Brennand asked the police officers present, Sgt Darren Hancock and PC Carl Horner, when he could expect a decision from the CPS.

He was told the decision-making process would take between 12 and 18 weeks.

Mr Brennand admitted he was having to "stifle [his] surprise" at how long it would take to get a decision. He impressed on the officers that coroners preferred to have matters dealt with within six months from the date of a persons death, noting it was now five months since Mr Wood died.

The inquest was adjourned to Thursday, February 28, 2019.