The Met police have discovered a huge cannabis forest in Kingston upon Thames. Approximately 150 cannabis plants were found growing amongst other plants on a disused patch of privately owned land on Kington’s Lower Marsh Lane, which is situated near Berrylands train station and university halls.
Police were alerted on Thursday via an anonymous tip off of “a few cannabis plants” but upon arrival they were greeted by plants of an astounding heights, with some plants reaching 1.5 metres (5ft). Kingston borough PC Sarah Henderson commented: “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.”
The wasteland has since been secured and the plants have been arranged to be destroyed. No one as of yet has been arrested and the police are continuing their investigation as to who could be behind the cultivation.