Joint effort: ‘Small forest’ of suspected cannabis found growing on Kingston wasteland by resident and police

A ‘small forest’ of suspected cannabis has been discovered in Kingston.

Yesterday police were called by a member of the public who a number of plants growing on disused private land on Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston.

When response officers arrived they found more than 150 plants, some over 5ft tall, growing on wasteland.

Officers secured the scene and are making arrangements for the plants to be removed for disposal.

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There have been no arrests at this time and enquires continue to find those responsible for cultivating the plants.

PC Sarah Henderson, of Kingston borough, said: “The area these plants were growing on was the size of a football pitch, it looked like a small forest of Christmas trees and was complete with a gazebo.

“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.”

Anyone who has any information about the cultivation of these plants should call police on 101

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