A 21-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court after police shut down a cannabis factory in Great Sankey last week.

Thanh Nguyen, of no fixed abode, was charged with producing a controlled drug of class B after officers seized a collection of plants from a property on Liverpool Road at 4.40pm last Wednesday, June 14.

He appeared at Warrington Magistrates' Court last week but, due to the severity of the charge, the case has been transferred to Liverpool Crown Court.

The next hearing will take place on July 14.