A POLICE sergeant and a civilian appeared in Fanling Magistracy yesterday charged with conspiracy to solicit $70,000 from a woman for helping her obtain a liquor licence for Club Melody in Sheung Shui. No plea was taken from Sergeant Liu Mei-cheung, 39, and Li Man-shing, 39. Both were granted bail of $4,000 cash and $2,000 surety. The two men were also charged with not taking proper action while the club was operating without a licence. The case was adjourned to June 16.