Two accused of murdering Steven Sheppard in Colne
Two people have been charged with the murder of a man who was found dead at a house in east Lancashire.
Steven Sheppard, 47, was found at a property in Portland Street, Colne, on Monday. Post-mortem tests found he died from head and chest injuries.
A 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman have been charged with his murder and are due to appear before Burnley magistrates on Friday.
A second woman, aged 49, has been released without charge.
Mr Sheppard's family described him as a "loving father, son and brother".
They added: "Steven was a very sociable and loveable person to all who knew him.
"He enjoyed driving and particularly enjoyed the outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family."