Cannabis found growing in town centre flowerbed in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 10:40 17 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:53 17 July 2015

Cannabis growing in the flowerbeds in Howardsgate, WGC

Cannabis growing in the flowerbeds in Howardsgate, WGC

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Rogue cannabis plants found growing in flowerbeds made Howardsgate, in WGC, one very 'high' street.

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The iconic jagged-edged leaves were spotted popping up among rather less narcotic blooms near to the cenotaph.

The pungent-smelling plants were seen by one man who anonymously told the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

He said: “I’ve always admired the landscaping and diverse planting in the centre of Welwyn Garden City.

“[I] particularly enjoyed seeing cannabis sativa growing robustly amongst the perennials on Saturday afternoon.

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”Groovy.”

A Hertfordshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: “No reports have been made to police however, a PCSO is going to take a look in attempts to identify the type of plant.

“Officers are also linked in with the local council.”

A council spokeswoman said the plant was hemp, which is a species of cannabis.

She confirmed it had “been removed to prevent any further confusion”.

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