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Mike Samwell death: Third person charged over Chorlton death

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Image caption Mike Samwell was asleep at home with his wife Jessica when he was awoken by intruders

A woman has been charged with assisting an offender over the death of an ex-Royal Navy officer who was thought to have been run over with his own car.

Mike Samwell, 35, was fatally hurt when he confronted thieves stealing his car from outside of his home in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester in April.

Stacey Hughes, 28, from Chorlton, has been charged and is bailed to appear before city magistrates on 6 July.

Two men have already been charged over Mr Samwell's death on 23 April.

Ryan Gibbons, 29, was charged with Mr Samwell's murder in April and Raymond Davies, 21, was charged with manslaughter, burglary and aggravated vehicle taking in May.

Both are due to appear in court on 14 July.

Former submarine officer Mr Samwell and his wife Jessica had been sleeping in their home in Cranbourne Road when they were awoken by a noise outside.

Mr Samwell went to investigate at about 03:00 BST and police believe he was run over by his car, a black Audi S3, which was later found about three miles away with extensive damage.

His family described Mr Samwell as a "special, kind and exceptionally talented man".

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