TWO Liverpool men have appeared before St Helens Magistrates’ Court accused of committing two counts of robbery in St Helens.

The men, aged 18 aged 23, were charged with robbing two victims on Houghtons Lane, Eccleston on September 7.

The first charge relates to an allegation that a backpack containing an MP3 player was taken and in the second a bag containing a mobile phone was allegedly taken.

The case has been sent to Liverpool Crown Court for trial.