A suspect from Runcorn accused of rape has made his first appearance at crown court.
Matthew Smith, 25, of The Glen in Palacefields, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Monday, August 3.
The court told the Weekly News that the defendant will go on trial on Monday, December 14, after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He has been remanded in custody.
Police said that Smith was arrested after receiving reports that an alleged sexual assault had taken place at the Pulse Bar on Victoria Road in Widnes on Sunday, July 19.