A NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD man will face a trial over an allegation he caused actual bodily harm (ABH).

Zach Skeech, of Latham Avenue, Newton-le-Willows, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on Friday, March 22 via video link from custody.

Skeech pleaded not guilty during the hearing to ABH over an allegation of an assault of a female at The Range Home and Leisure, on Chalon Way West, St Helens, on Monday, February 19.

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The defendant also denied two counts of sending electronic communications with intent to cause distress or anxiety.

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Judge Ian Harris set a date for a trial for the week of August 19, which is estimated to last three days.

Skeech was remanded back into custody.