'Home-produced drugs lab' found in Charlton Down home

Part of a street in a Dorset village was evacuated after police found what appeared to be a "home-produced drugs lab" in a neighbouring property.

Officers made the discovery after they were called to an address in Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, near Dorchester, in the early hours of Thursday.

Dorset Police said a number of "component chemicals" were found within the property.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the production of drugs.

Eight neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution and the cordon would remain in place while officers investigated the scene, a Dorset Police spokesman said.

Fire crews have also been at the scene assisting police.

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