Mike Samwell

A man has appeared in court accused of killing an ex-Royal Navy officer with his own car during a burglary.

Raymond Davies, 21, is charged with the manslaughter of Mike Samwell, burglary and aggravated vehicle taking after the former Royal Navy officer was run over trying to stop thieves stealing his car following a break-in at his home last month in Manchester.

Samwell, 35, was run over outside his home in Chorlton at about 3am on Sunday April 23 after he tried to stop thieves stealing his Audi S3.

Greater Manchester Police said Raymond Davies of Castleford Walk, Manchester, had been charged with manslaughter, burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.

He has been remanded into custody to face Manchester Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Ryan Gibbons, 29, has already been charged with Mr Samwell's murder and a trial date has been set for October 16.

Mr Samwell, who served 12 years in the Royal Navy, is believed to have been trying to stop thieves after they broke into his home while he and his wife were asleep upstairs.

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.