DETECTIVES investigating the death of Marc Jepson in Farnworth have charged a third man in connection with the incident.

Vikas Hussain, aged 25, of Leverhulme Avenue, Great Lever, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Bolton Magistrates Court today.

Carl Hodgkiss, aged 28, of Elton Avenue, Farnworth, has previously been charged with Mr Jepson's murder, and will stand trial in August.

Irene Hodgkiss, aged 63, of Firwood Avenue, Farnworth, has been charged with assisting an offender.

Mr Jepson, aged 40, was found dead at his home in Kildare Street, Farnorth, on Wednesday, March 5.