Man on indecent assault charges

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A man has been charged with three counts of indecently assaulting a woman in Billinge.

Paul Johnson denied the offences when he appeared before magistrates in St Helens last week.

The 47-year-old is said to have attacked the victim on September 7.

Johnson, whose address was given in court as West Coast Highway, Perth, Australia, will next appear at Liverpool Crown Court on September 25.

He was released on bail on condition he surrenders his passport and does not apply for international travel documents.

Johnson was also ordered not to contact the complainant and to live at a specified address in St Helens.

Magistrates also made an order banning Johnson from the Humberside area while he is on bail.