Football Pitch-Sized Weed Forest Discovered in London

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PSA: Police in Kingston, southwest London, have discovered a forest of lush marijuana plants spanning the size of a football pitch, in case you wanted to do some early Christmas shopping.

A call from a member of the public led police to the location on Thursday. The plants were growing on disused private land a few streets down from university dorms, a fitness center and a train station. Apparently, nearby residents were unaware of the growth, thanks to the secluded area surrounding it.

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“Whoever set this up used a really remote spot,” PC Sarah Henderson, of Kingston, told The Guardian. ” 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.”

About 150 cannabis plants were uncovered, measuring 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall. Some even seemed to tower over one of the officers, who couldn’t help but snap some cheeky pics.

“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 Henderson.

Police are searching for the gardener behind the massive find and have made plans to remove the plants for disposal.