A 26-YEAR-OLD has died after crashing his motorcycle outside McDonald's in Eccles.

It is understood the man lost control of his bike and crashed into the central reservation of Gilda Brook Road, near West One Retail Park around 10pm on Wednesday, October 31.

The man was taken to hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Police are continuing to appeal for information following the collision, and people with dashcam footage and witnesses are encouraged to come forward.

Sergeant Darren Hancock of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident in which a man has sadly lost his life. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this horrendous time.

“Our investigations are ongoing and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or those with information about what happened, to please get in touch with us.

“If you know something, even if it might seem small or insignificant, please contact us because it could be vital in allowing us to establish exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 2586 of 31/10/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.