Charlton Down 'drugs lab' street evacuees return

Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down
Image caption A cordon was put in place at the address in Sherren Avenue

Most residents evacuated from a Dorset street after police found an alleged "home-produced drugs lab" have now returned to their homes.

Officers made the discovery at an address in Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, near Dorchester, on Thursday.

Police said residents at "all but one" of the eight homes evacuated as a precaution had now returned.

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

Dorset Police said the remaining residents would "return as soon as possible".

A cordon remains at the scene while forensic investigations are carried out.

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