A LOCAL man has been charged with the murder of a man found dead at his home in Rotherham.

Barry Scott Plant, 35, from Wath has been charged over the murder of 47-year-old Steven Fretwell alongside Nathan Kieran Fensome, 28, and Ashley Grant Fensome, 21, both from Dinnington.

The men have been remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday March 22).

Mr Fretwell was found dead at his home in Kingswood Avenue, Laughton, on the afternoon of Sunday December 18 last year.

A post-mortem examination concluded that he died as a result of multiple injuries.

Anyone with information about Mr Fretwell’s death should call 101 quoting incident number 781 of 18 December 2016.