A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of cultivating over 250 cannabis plants in Worcester. 

Officers are said to have found as many as 254 plants of the Class B drug during a search on September 30. 

The boy pleaded not guilty at his hearing at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, October 5. 

He has been remanded to youth detention accommodation until his next hearing due to the seriousness of the offence.

If found guilty, the teenager could face up to 14 years in prison.