A MAN charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH) in an alleged assault has made a first court appearance.

Joshua Benali, of Pike House Road, Eccleston, appeared before Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court on Monday, March 11.

Benali, 32, is charged with inflicting GBH without intent on a female in an alleged assault.

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Magistrates sent the case to Liverpool Crown Court, where Benali will next appear on Monday, April 8.

The defendant has been remanded in custody until them.