FOUR people charged in connection with the death of father Marc Jepson have appeared in court.

Sandra Jepson, Carl and Irene Hodgkiss and Vikas Hussain were due to enter pleas at Manchester Crown Court yesterday The hearing has been adjourned until July 18.

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

Jepson, aged 41, of Blackleach Drive, Worsley, faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and has been remanded in custody.

Carl Hodgkiss, aged 28, of Elton Avenue, Farnworth, is charged with Mr Jepson’s murder, while Irene Hodgkiss, aged 63, of Fairwood Avenue, Farnworth, is accused of assisting Carl Hodgkiss. Both are remanded in custody.

Hussain, aged 25, of Leverhulme Avenue, Great Lever, is charged with perverting the course of justice and is remanded on bail.