Pot plant in garden
Pot plant in garden

Police officers seized what they said was the biggest cannabis plant they had ever seen from an elderly couple who did not know their shrub was an illegal class B drug.

The OAPS planted the cannabis in their garden after innocently buying it at a car-boot sale.

Bedfordshire Police spotted the shrub, which was at least 5ft tall. It was dug up, confiscated and destroyed.

They posted a picture of the haul on Twitter and said on their Twitter account: "Seized today. Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale, tended carefully - biggest cannabis plant we had seen."

The couple, who have not been named, will not face charges.