Published: 08/10/2012 14:45 - Updated: 08/10/2012 17:53

No dear, that wasn't the pot plant I had in mind!

The shrub that turned out to be a massive cannabis plant
The shrub that turned out to be a massive cannabis plant

An elderly couple who bought a plant from a car boot sale got more than they bargained for after the shrubbery turned out to be the ‘biggest cannabis plant’ police had seen.



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Bedfordshire Police posted the picture of the plant on the social networking website Twitter on Friday - shortly after a drugs bust at the Bedford home.

The couple alerted officers after they were tipped-off their car boot purchase, growing in their back garden, could be the illegal drug. Officers attended the property before carrying out the unorthodox garden work.

Bedford’s Local Policing team later messaged on Twitter: 'Seized today. Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale, tended carefully-biggest cannabis plant we had seen!!' along with the picture (above).

Officers would only confirm the couple were from the Bedford area and that it is likely they will not face any charges.

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