Three arrested over chemicals found in Taunton

Officer outside property
Image caption Officers from Avon and Somerset Police discovered chemicals at the address in Warwick Gardens

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of making or possessing explosives after chemicals were discovered at a property in Taunton.

Police executed a warrant at the address in Warwick Gardens in the Somerset town on Thursday.

A Ministry of Defence bomb disposal team attended and helped "with the safe disposal of some substances", the force said.

Two 21-year-old men and a 17-year-old boy are currently in police custody.

On Friday, bomb disposal experts found an "unknown substance" at an address in Park Street in Taunton and are destroying it as a precaution.

No properties were evacuated during either incident.

Avon and Somerset police say the arrests are not linked to terrorism.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

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