A WOMAN seen with a Black-burn man an hour before he was killed on the M61 could hold vital information, police said.

Officers investigating the coll- ision, in which 30-year-old Gary Wood died on his way home from a Tinie Tempah concert in Manchester, are appealing for her to come forward.

The accident, on Saturday, March 29, happened near the Rivington North Services, at junction six, at 11.20pm, and officers have been unable to establish why Mr Wood was walking on the motorway.CCTV footage released yest-erday by Greater Manchester Police showed Mr Wood talk-ing to a woman in the smoking area outside the O2 Apollo, at 10.15pm.

Sergeant Lee Westhead, from the serious collision invest-igation unit, said: “I would ask the woman to make contact as she may have information that will help us establish Gary’s movements after leaving the concert. I must stress that the woman is not in any trouble, we would just like to speak to her.

“We would also like to speak to anyone else who saw, or spoke to, Gary that night.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 8564741.