A toxic plant, which can cause severe skin burns, has been discovered in Robertsbridge.
Giant Hogweed, a highly-invasive species which originated from Southern Russia and Georgia, has been found in two locations in the village.
The plant was spotted amid brambles alongside the village recreation ground.
It was behind a fence and did not pose a risk to those using the ground.
Giant Hogweed was also found close to a public right of way through the grounds of Gray-Nicolls in Station Road.
The plants have been removed by volunteers.
Giant Hogweed, which can grow up to five metres tall, has left a number of children in hospital after coming into contact with the plant in incidents across the UK.
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