A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in connection with an assault in a McDonalds restaurant following a CCTV appeal that featured in the St Helens Star.

Dean David Knowles of Willow Road will appear at St Helens Magistrates' court on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 charged with assault.

It follows an incident in which a 22-year-old local man suffered minor head injuries after being assaulted while eating in the Church Street restaurant with his mum, brother and sister at around 7pm on July 7.