Cannabis found growing in town centre flowerbed in Welwyn Garden City
PUBLISHED: 10:40 17 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:53 17 July 2015
Rogue cannabis plants found growing in flowerbeds made Howardsgate, in WGC, one very ‘high’ street.
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.
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”.