A MAN has been charged following a serious sexual assault in Runcorn.

Craig Talbot, aged 28, from Castlefields, is facing charges of sexual assault, possession of indecent images and burglary.

He was arrested on April 17, 2014, and has since been charged with the offences.

He appeared at Halton Magistrates′ Court in Runcorn today and was remanded in custody.

His case was adjourned until June 9 when it will be heard at Chester Crown Court.

The sexual assault charge relates to an incident at around 3am on April 5, 2014, near Irwell Lane in Runcorn.

The victim is a 26-year-old woman.