THREE men have been appeared in court after being found carrying knives in Great Sankey.

Twenty-four-year-old Perry Culshaw, 25-year-old Joel Hastings and 53-year-old Graham McLaughlan have all been charged with possession of a knife in a public place, handling stolen goods and going equipped for theft following the incident on Friday, February 9.

The trio – all from Liverpool – appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, February 28, and have been remanded in custody ahead of their appearance at Liverpool Crown Court later this month.