Cannabis farm
Police have now made arrangements for the cannabis plants to be destroyed

Police have discovered a cannabis farm described as looking like a "small forest" on disused private land in south west London. Officers received a call from a member of the public who discovered the cannabis plants growing on land in Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston. When police arrived, they discovered over 150 plants, some as tall as 5ft, growing in the field.

Officers secured the scene and are making arrangements to destroy the plants. There have been no arrests at this time and enquires continue to find those responsible for cultivating them 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.

Cannabis farm
Police said they found more than 150 cannabis plants growing on the wastelandMet Police

"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.