A forest of cannabis plants complete with a gazebo has been found a stone's throw from Berrylands station.

Police officers from Kingston found the display of gardening expertise growing on unused private land in Lower Marsh Lane after it was reported.

Taking up an area the size of a football pitch, more than 150 plants, some more than 5ft tall, were found yesterday.

Police say the plants, which "looked like a small forest of Christmas trees", will be removed and destroyed.

PC Sarah Henderson said: "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."

No arrests have been made..

Anyone who has any information about the cultivation of these plants should call police on 101.