A MAN was arrested after threatening to petrol bomb an amusements arcade in the town centre.

Police were called to Shaws Amusements on Horsemarket Street at around 7.15pm on Monday, January 20, after receiving reports of a man behaving aggressively.

He reportedly threatening to petrol bomb the premises after being asked to leave due to drunkenness.

Stephen Mercer, from St Helens, has since been charged with drunk and disorderly behaviour in connection with the incident.

The 35-year-old is now due to appear at Warrington Magistrates Court today, Tuesday.