THREE men have been charged with plotting to murder a man whose body was found tied up and beaten at a Chorley beauty spot.

Faisal Aslam, 23, of Clarendon Road, Whalley Range, Aroon Asad, 21, of Vaughan Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, and Asim Khan, 26, of Devon Street, Farnworth, have all been charged with conspiracy to murder Umair Waseem.

The body of the22-year-old was found in a car park off Moor Road, Anglezarke, shortly before 10am on Monday 2 February 2009.

His ankles and wrists were bound and he had been severely beaten. The cause of his death was severe head trauma.

All three men charged were today due to appear before Bolton Magistrates’ Court.

A 19-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery has been bailed until 2 November 2009 pending further inquiries.