A man has been charged with running a cannabis farm from inside an abandoned High Wycombe pub.

Mark Prenga, aged 42, of no fixed address, has been charged with producing cannabis in the Bluebell pub in Marlow Road, which has been closed for several years.

The prosecution alleges that the defendant grew "large quantities" of the class B drug in the disused public house on May 14.

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At a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday), lawyers involved in the case discussed legal matters and planned provisional dates for future hearings.

A pre-trial preparation hearing is set to take place on August 15.

Prenga has not yet had an opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty to the charge.