THREE family members accused of producing almost £500,000 worth of cannabis will go on trial in October.

John French, 41, Joyce French, 69, and Peter French, 42, made no pleas during a preliminary hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

The trio, of Eastfield Lane, Thurgoland, have been charged with producing the drug on an 'industrial scale'.

Their next crown court appearance has been scheduled for July 4, with a trial due to begin on October 21.