POLICE say they have disrupted "drug dealing" after they forced their way into a heavily barricaded property.

Officers used chainsaws to gain entry to the address in Orchard Street, Yeovil.

Once inside they discovered a number of people and a search uncovered drugs and cash, while an uninsured vehicles was also discovered.

Police had secured a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act ahead of the action on Tuesday, which followed complaints from neighbours about the premises.

The home has now been boarded up.

Dec Insp Scott Chadwick said the operation was part of Operation Remedy and also involved neighbourhood and operational support teams.

He added: "This is an excellent example of how intelligence from the local community can help us to take action to disrupt county lines drug dealing.

"While no arrests were made on this occasion, the search has provided us with further intelligence to help us with our ongoing activity to tackle this issue in Yeovil and the wider area.

"We hope the action we have taken, with the support of uniformed and plain clothes officers, helps to reassure the public that we take this matter seriously."

Operation Remedy is a proactive campaign across Avon and Somerset that targets residential burglary, knife crime and the illegal supply of controlled drugs.