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‘Cannabis forest’ discovered in London

25 September 2015

Scores of cannabis plants have been discovered growing in a remote area of disused land in south-west London.

Police found the cannabis patch, covering an area the size of a football pitch, after a call from a member of the public in Kingston.

They found more than 150 plants, some more than 5ft (1.5m) tall. The plants are to be destroyed.

PC Sarah Henderson said it looked like “a small forest of Christmas trees and was complete with a gazebo”.

The plants were found near Lower Marsh Lane.

“Whoever set this up used a really remote spot – the only way to get there was a 20-minute walk through wasteland.

“But all their time, trouble and gardening skills will go unrewarded, as the whole lot will now be destroyed by police,” she said.

There have been no arrests and inquiries continue, the police said.

Scores of cannabis plants up to 5ft tall are discovered growing in a remote area of disused land in south-west London.

Actual weed forest found in London

Police have discovered a football pitch-sized area of cannabis plants in Kingston if you want to try and stock up for the weekend

A member of the public called police to a area of woodland in Kingston, South West London, to report the presence of a few cannabis plants growing freely in the outdoors. Officers arrived on the scene and found a “forest” of wild weed, the size of a football pitch. Well known for their wicked sense of humour and firm grasp on social media, the excited officers took to Twitter, posting photos of their discovery, along with one comical hashtag #TheseAren’tXmasTrees. The other two – #saynotodrugs and #weedkiller – were unfortunately not as funny.

At the time of writing, no-one is quite sure who’s responsible for the crop’s cultivation, but the Evening Standard notes that the forest is “a few streets away from a university halls of residence and a sixth-form college”. Me? I don’t do drugs, but if I wanted to try and nab some free ones I’d probably head to London Bridge, then onto Waterloo, then get a South West train to Kingston.

Police have discovered a football pitch-sized area of cannabis plants in Kingston if you want to try and stock up for the weekend