A TWENTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD man has admitted having a baton with him in public and using threatening words or behaviour.

Josh Lewis Evans, of Princes Avenue, Atherton, pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour to another person on April 25 in St Helens.

He also indicated a guilty plea to having an offensive weapon, namely a baton, on him on King Street, St Helens on the same date.

Evans, 28, also admitted to a breach of a suspended sentence order which had been made at Bolton Crown Court on March 29, 2019.

Evans will be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday, September 16. He was given conditional bail until then.