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Further delay to review into man's death.

A PRE-INQUEST review into the death of a motorbike passenger has been adjourned for the coroner to await advice on whether criminal proceedings are to take place.

Andrew Lewis, 23, died on April 22 following a collision in Golwg-y-Afon, Aberfan, between a BMW F650 motorbike and a red Ford C-Max car.

Mr Lewis, from Aberfan, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 26-year-old man who was driving the motorbike was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious injuries, while the female driver of the car was uninjured.

An inquest into Mr Lewis' death had previously been adjourned on August 22 due to an ongoing police investigation.

Speaking at a pre-inquest review at Aberdare Coroners' Court yesterday, coroner Andrew Barkley said that investigation had now been completed but the inquest was still awaiting advice from the Crown Prosecution Service regarding whether any criminal proceedings were to be pursued.

He said: "The inquest into Mr Lewis' death was opened for a pre-inquest review on August 22, the position then was the police were continuing their investigation.

"I understand they have completed this investigation but we are waiting to be informed if any criminal proceedings are to take place. In these circumstances, the inquest continues to be adjourned."

A new date for the inquest to be heard was not listed.

Following his death Mr Lewis' family described him as a "muchloved son, brother, father and uncle".

They added: "He was loved by everyone that knew him and the family are in total shock and totally heartbroken following the tragic death of Andrew."

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