A MAN charged in connection with the robbery of a pub has appeared in court.

Colin Leyland, 43, of no fixed address, was charged in relation with a robbery at The Red Lion pub on Robins lane, Sutton.

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It had been reported to police that a man had entered the private area of the pub building before threatening a woman and stealing cash from the premises on the afternoon of Thursday, October 17.

Leyland appeared at Merseyside Magistrates' Court on Monday, October 21.

In a hearing, the case was sent to be dealt with by Liverpool Crown Court.

Leyland was remanded in custody to next appear at the Crown Court on Monday, November 18.