A man has been charged with murder following the death of a former Altrincham restaurant boss.
Giorgio Roncari, a 61-year-old Italian, was discovered at his two-bedroom flat in Salford last week and is believed to have lain undiscovered for several days.
Two men were yesterday arrested by police investigating his death.
And now Vincenzo Tavano, 27, of Park Lane in Poynton, has been charged with murder, the theft of bank cards and cash and taking a vehicle without consent.
He will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today.
The second man, a 43-year-old, has been released on bail.
Roncari had most recently been manager at the now closed Avalanche restaurant in Manchester.
Mr Roncari, also known as Guiseppe, had previously been listed as a director of Home bar and restaurant in Little Bollington on the outskirts of Altrincham, which closed about three years ago.
And between 2005 and 2010 he was registered as a director of Sopranos, an Italian restaurant formerly based in King’s Court.