UK Police Leave Polite Note for Illegal Pot Growers

The British people are known for many things and politeness is one of them. Seemingly, the same goes for some police departments in the United Kingdom as well.

On July 7, police in Oxford, about two hours outside of London, found a field of cannabis plants growing in the forest.

Instead of launching an investigation, officers with the Thames Valley Police decided to leave a note for the cultivators. The message read, “Oops! Sorry we missed each other. But feel free to call me on 101 so we can discuss a deal.” The police then signed off “Lots of love, TVP xx.”

The officers then posted a picture on Twitter of the note and plants, before they were dug up and destroyed. On the Tweet, the cops added the hashtag #WeveGotManners:

“It’s interesting to see such a jovial response to what’s still technically a crime in the UK,” said Jason Reed, Spokesperson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) in an interview with “This goes to show how…

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