A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing a knife in a public place.

The youth, from Thatto Heath, is accused of having a kitchen knife on him at Aspinall Street, Prescot on October 21, 2017.

Appearing at Liverpool Youth Court on Tuesday (March 13), the teenager pleaded not guilty.

He has been remanded on unconditional bail and is due back in court on May 10.