A 42-year-old man appeared before Burnley magistrates after a £16,000 cannabis farm was found at a property in the town.

Steven John O’Rourke, of Healey Wood Road, is accused of producing the drug, and abstracting electricity, on January 13.

He did not enter pleas.

The hearing was told  O’Rourke is accused of growing 46 plants.

He was unconditionally bailed until a hearing at the crown court, on July 14.