Police investigate Breaking Bad style drugs lab on Hampstead Heath

A police investigations tent at the scene on Hampstead Heath. Picture: David Douglas

A police investigations tent at the scene on Hampstead Heath. Picture: David Douglas - Credit: Archant

A Breaking Bad style drugs lab has been discovered on Hampstead Heath, with police investigating the site for the last two days.

Police vans on the East Heath car park, near the discovered den on Hampstead Heath. Picture: David D

Police vans on the East Heath car park, near the discovered den on Hampstead Heath. Picture: David Douglas - Credit: Archant

Officers were called at 2.30pm yesterday to reports of chemicals and suspicious items found on the Heath, near the East Heath Road car park.

A number of containers were found covered up in a wooded area nearby.

A cordon has been in place for more than 24-hours as specialist officers have been at the scene investigating the items. A police blue tent is currently on the Heath in an area officers are examining.

According to police: “The material recovered has now been assessed and is believed to be substances used in the manufacture of controlled drugs.”

Officers investigating the drugs lab on Hampstead Heath. Picture: David Douglas

Officers investigating the drugs lab on Hampstead Heath. Picture: David Douglas - Credit: Archant


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The Met has not confirmed the exact chemicals or drugs found.

There has been no arrests, and police enquiries are continuing.

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