AN EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD man accused of having a pen gun and Class A drugs in his possession has appeared in court.

Jake McBride, of Shaw Lane, Prescot appeared at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court.

McBride is charged with possession of a firearm, namely a pen gun capable of discharging a single 9mm round on August 10.

He is also charged with possession crack cocaine on the same date and possession of a bladed article.

McBride is also charged with having cannabis in his possession in Huyton and in Prescot.

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The case was sent to Liverpool Crown Court.

The 18-year-old has been granted unconditional bail and will next appear in court on Friday, October 2.