A Haydock man has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon.
Barry Worrall, 30, of Gleneagles Drive, is alleged to have been found in Belverdere Road, Newton, carrying a wheel brace.
Worrall denies the charge
The offence is said to have taken place on November 21.
He was remanded on bail until December 21 when he is due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court.