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'Forest' of cannabis plants discovered on Surrey wasteland 'looked like Christmas trees'

Published 25/09/2015

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of a
Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of a "small forest" cannabis farm discovered in Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston in Surrey.
Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of a "small forest" cannabis farm discovered in Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston in Surrey.

A "small forest" cannabis farm has been discovered growing on wasteland.

Over 150 plants, some over 5ft tall, was found in Kingston in Surrey today by a member of the public.

Police were called in and response officers reported the substantial growing farm.

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"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," said Pc Sarah Henderson, of Kingston borough.

"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."

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