A MAN has been charged with the murder of Marc Jepson.

Carl Hodgkiss, aged 28, of Elton Avenue, Farnworth, has been charged with murder.

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

Both are due to appear at Bolton Magistrates Court today.

A 41-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder has been bailed until June 3 while police investigate.

The 41-year-old woman is thought to be Mr Jepson's former partner, while Irene Hodgkiss is believed to be her mother.

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