A TRIAL has been set for three men who will face charges in connection with the armed robbery of a sporting lodge in Leigh yesterday morning, Thursday.

The incident happened at the Sporting Lodge Inns on Warrington Road around 9.50am when three armed men robbed a sporting lodge and fled in a stolen car.

Jordan West, 25, of Bolton Road, Atherton, and Richard Johnson, 30, of Anaconda Drive, Salford, have been charged with burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, attempted theft from a motor vehicle and robbery.

Dean Hampson, 39, from Little Hulton, has been charged with robbery.

They will appear at Bolton Crown Court on Friday, March 9.