'Crystal meth factory' found in suburban London house

Police have set up a cordon around the house

What is thought to be a crystal meth factory has been discovered in a suburban street in west London.

Police were called to Cawdor Crescent in Hanwell on Tuesday afternoon to reports of a dispute between a landlord and a tenant.

During the investigation the officers found equipment believed to be involved in the making of the drug.

A man was arrested on suspicion of the production of methamphetamine hydrochloride. He remains in custody.

A cordon has been put around the property and officers remain at the scene.

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