MYSTERY surrounds why several massive bags stuffed full of cannabis were dumped in a countryside ditch.

Police in Malvern made the shocking discovery and are trying to find the owners of the cannabis plants.

The Malvern Safer Neighbourhood Team seized what they described as a “large quantity” of cannabis plants after finding them in a ditch between Kerswell Green and Kinnersley this morning.

Officers said the origins of the plants are currently a mystery.