CANNABIS plants worth around £200 each have been found by police growing at the side of a Rosyth road.

Community officers discovered the illegal plants lying in bin bags on the town's Castlandhill Road yesterday.

They have been confiscated and will now be destroyed, with a spokeswoman commenting: "Police in Rosyth received a report of cannabis plants worth around £200 each having been left at the side of Castlandhill Road on Wednesday 10th January.

"Officers collected them and will arrange for their destruction.

"Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact officers on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. And if the owners wish to claim them, we’d ask them to get in touch."

Officers on South West Fife Police Twitter account joked that their owner may have thrown "the wrong thing out after the festive season" and mistaken them for a Christmas tree.

They posted: "Found at the side of the road in Rosyth this afternoon. Did somebody get their cannabis plants confused with Christmas trees and throw the wrong thing out after the festive season?

"Easy mistake I suppose...safely lodged with us."