A WOMAN has denied charges in relation to the death of a Farnworth man who was killed in a hit and run incident.

Joss McCaughtrie, 26, died on March 2 this year after he was hit on Tennyson Road, Farnworth, by a VW Golf being driven by 22-year-old Shaun Ward.

The car was then abandoned following the incident and the occupants fled.

Earlier this month, Ward pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to causing death by dangerous driving.

He is due to be sentenced for causing Mr McCaughtrie's death and a number of other offences, in September at the conclusion of co-accused, Shannon Kay's trial.

Appearing at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday, Kay, 24, of Chestnut Avenue, Crewe, denied refusing to name Ward to investigators and lying to police with the intention of impeding his prosecution.

In total, Kay denies 14 charges of manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving without insurance or valid license, assisting an offender with the intention of impending his prosecution, two charges of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, two charges of possessing a bladed article in a public place, possession of a controlled Class A drug - cocaine, possession of a controlled Class A drug - cocaine with intent to supply, two charges of being concerned with the supply of a controlled Class B drug and dishonestly making false representation to make gain for self / other or cause loss to other / expose other to risk.

She will return to court for a pre trial review on August 25 before her trial on September 28 with Ward set to be sentenced after its conclusion.