A THIRD person has been arrested after the murder of Marc Jepson in Farnworth last week.

Police investigating Mr Jepson's death have now arrested a 41-year-old woman from Farnworth on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Her arrest follows that of a 27-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, who were both arrested on suspicion of murder over the weekend.

All three are still in police custody.

Mr Jepson was found dead at his home in Kildare Street, Farnworth, at about 4.30pm on Wednesday, March 5.

Post mortem examination revealed that Mr Jepson died from "asphyxiation", police said.

Police were today searching a home in Elton Avenue, Farnworth, afternoon as part of their investigations.

It is not known whether any of the arrests were at that address.

The house has been taped off by police and witnesses said forensic experts were seen going in and out of the area all day.