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  • 5 August 2013, 8:20

Prankster plants cannabis in town centre flower pots

Pot plants

Officials in Newport, south Wales, are investigating after cannabis was found in flower pots around the city centre.

The illegal plants were discovered among begonias and petunias in six boxes of the street flower displays by a local shopkeeper.

Police were called but by the time they visited the flower pots the offending plants had been removed.

Local councillor Rhys Hutchings, who's also a member of Goldie Lookin Chain, said: "It's either kids or the Newport underworld community. I'm pretty sure it's not Alan Titchmarsh."

Dean Beddis, who made the discovery, added: "It's actually rather a beautiful plant and stood out wonderfully, but they have gone now. I don't know who took them. Either the council spotted them or some young type has spotted them and put them in his garden."

A city council spokesperson said: "It's a serious issue and we will be informing the police and checking our CCTV cameras."