HERE are details of five cases which have been heard recently at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court.

- AN EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD man admitted to having a kitchen knife on him in St Helens town centre.

Dean Birks, of The Shires, indicated a guilty plea to possession of a bladed article.

He had a black-handled kitchen knife on him on Church Street, St Helens on August 10.

The case was adjourned until December 15 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Birks was given unconditional bail.

- A MAN who pleaded guilty to drink driving will appear back in court in December.

Brad Steward, of Bleak Hill Road, Eccleston admitted to driving with 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath in his system, in excess of the limit.

He drove on Constance Street, West Park on August 2.

Steward, 23, was given unconditional bail until December 2 and an interim disqualification until then.

- A MAN who had a knife on him in a public place was given a suspended prison sentence.

Stephen Taylor, of Ramford Street, Parr indicated a guilty plea to having a knife on him in St Helens on May 31.

He was given a three-month jail sentence, suspended for one year.

Taylor, 54, must also have treatment for alcohol dependency for six months and do up to 15 days of rehabilitation activity.

He was ordered to pay a £128 surcharge to victim services and £85 in costs to the CPS.

- A MAN who denied driving with an ingredient of cannabis in his system will face trial next year.

Marc Checkley, of Oak Avenue, Newton-le-Willows pleaded not guilty to a drug driving charge.

He is accused of driving a Volkswagen Crafter on Park Road, Eccleston Park with a proportion of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, an ingredient of cannabis in his blood on March 5.

He will appear for trial on April 8, 2021 and was given unconditional bail until then.

- A 32-YEAR-OLD man who drove with cocaine and cannabis in his system has been fined and banned from the road for 12 months.

Liam Porter, of Windle Hall Drive, Windlehurst was caught driving with the drugs in his system on St Helens Road, Rainford on March 13 this year.

Porter pleaded guilty to driving a Hyundai with benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine; cocaine and Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabis ingredient, in his system.

He was given two fines of £160, must pay a victim surcharge of £32 and £85 in costs to the CPS, making a total of $437.

He wad disqualified from driving for 12 months.