Two teenagers denied the murder of Michael Causer when they appeared at Liverpool Crown Court this morning.

James O’Connor from Halton and Gavin Alker from Runcorn, both 19, had previously been charged with causing grevious bodily harm to Mr Causer, who was 18 and from Huyton.

The pair’s trial will begin on January 26th.

18 year old Michael Binstead from Prescot has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

O’Connor and Binstead were granted conditional bail while Alker was remanded in custody.

Michael Causer was attacked on 25th July this year.

Despite brain surgery, he died in hospital on Saturday 2nd August.