Trial for four who deny running cannabis factory

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TWO men and two women denied running a cannabis factory.

Ben Francis-Hudson, 32, of Everall Close, Hemel Hempstead, Michael Oxley, 41, Beverley Rouse, 53, and Lana Rouse, 28, all from Watford, pleaded not guilty at St Albans Crown Court on Monday, to producing cannabis at an address in Garston on or before October 10 last year.

Oxley and Francis-Hudson also pleaded not guilty to abstracting electricity between August 1 and October 11 and Francis-Hudson denied the supply of cannabis to Oxley between September 17 and October 12 last year.

All four will face trial in October.