A hospice chief has paid tribute to a former soldier who had volunteered at a charity shop and was killed after his bicycle was in collision with a tram.
Martin Hughes, 51, died when his bike collided with a tram near to a Metrolink stop at Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe .
He had recently started a new job after volunteering in a furniture shop of St Ann’s Hospice.
Rachel McMillan, acting chief executive at St Ann’s Hospice, said:
Martin had previously served with the Royal Green Jackets regiment. His brothers described him as a ‘very private man’ who loved the outdoors, cycling and walking.
He had lived all of his life around the South Manchester area. He had graduated from Bangor University with a BA Hons Degree, and completed post graduate studies.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident which happened near to the Robinswood Road Metrolink station.
Metrolink director Peter Cushing said TfHM will carry out a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at 7am on Tuesday can call police on 101 or Crimestopeprs on 0800 555 111.