THREE men were convicted of assault when they appeared in court.

Nathan Keough, 27, Ethan Miller, 24 and Thomas Johnson, 27 appeared at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court.

Keough indicated a plea of guilty to ABH in relation to an assault on a male on September 20 last year in Haydock.

He also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to flooring and glassware to the value of £260 at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Haydock on the same date.

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Miller also indicated a guilty plea to ABH over an assault on the same victim and admitted to causing criminal damage at Ibis Styles.

Meanwhile, Johnson pleaded guilty to assault by beating of the same victim.

Johnson, of Newbridge Close, Garswood was fined £1,000, made to pay £100 in compensation, a £100 surcharge and £85 in costs to the CPS, making a total of £1,285.

Meanwhile, Keough, of Cornelian Grove, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Miller, of Kielder Close, Ashton-in-Makerfield will be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday, May 25.

They were granted unconditional bail until then.