Breaking Bad comes to west London: suspected 'crystal meth factory' found in suburban house
Police have discovered what is thought to be a methamphetamine laboratory on a quiet west London street
Police have discovered what is thought to be a methamphetamine laboratory on a quiet street in West London after being called to attend a “scuffle” between a tenant and the landlord.
Police were called to the four-bedroom house in Cawdor Crescent, Hanwell at 4pm on Tuesday following reports of a dispute between the owner and a tenant.
Upon entering the property, officers discovered equipment they believed was used to make the addictive class A drug which featured in the hit US TV series Breaking Bad, The Evening Standard has reported.
Airport worker Raj Shivraj, 59, told The Standard the man, said to be Iranian, had torn away pipes from the household plumbing and there was a “heavy smell of paint stripper in the air”.
He said: “The landlord lets out several rooms individually through an estate agent and neither of them had any idea what was going on. This guy moved in a few months ago and from what I saw wanted to start his own crystal meth lab business.
Some of the equipment used to produce the meth (Nigel Howard) “He was very unsociable and the landlord had previously come round after this tenant blocked the drains with chemicals. When I went inside last week with the landlord and his son, the house was really messed up and all the stuff was set up where the tenant lived.
"The furniture was destroyed and the house smelled of drugs, like a heavy smell of paint stripper in the air."
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the production of methamphetamine hydrochloride. He is being detained in custody.
Police continue to conduct an investigation into the meth lab (Nigel Howard)
Perez Hilton apologises for publishing Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
Jennifer Lawrence 'nude photo hacker' claims there are hundreds more celebrity images to come
Victoria Justice on naked photo leak: 'Let me nip this in the bud right now – pun intended'
Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
Ariana Grande nude photos leak: Pictures are completely fake, say singer's representatives
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
- 1 Al Pacino on suffering from depression: 'It can last and it's terrifying'
- 2 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 3 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127