A MAN has appeared in court charged with sexual assault and two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm (ABH).

Craig Sheeran, of Malvern Road, Parr, appeared before Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens magistrates' Court on Monday, May 20.

Merseyside Police said the charges relates to an allegation of an incident at a private property in the St Helens area in the early hours of Saturday, May 18.

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Sheeran, 37, is accused of sexual assaulting a woman and of two assaults causing actual bodily harm, to a male and to a female.

Magistrates sent the case to Liverpool Crown Court.

Sheeran has been granted conditional bail and is due to appear at the higher court on Monday, June 17 when he is expected to enter his pleas to the charges.