A 13-year-old schoolboy has been charged with kidnap and robbery in St Helens.
The youngster, from Liverpool, has been granted unconditional bail ahead of his next court date,
He is accused of robbing two people of their mobile phones in Haresfinch in June last year.
He is also accused of kidnapping the robbery victims by taking them against their will.
The boy has been bailed until January 17.