ONE person has been taken to hospital after an incident in Amesbury this evening. 

Police, fire and ambulance were called to the incident on the Kings Gate estate in Amesbury.

The incident is believed to have been drug related. 

The ambulance service was called at about 6.20pm and the fire service were called just before 7pm. 

Witnesses told the Journal that a number of residents were evacuated from their homes by firefighters.

They also reported seeing people in hazmat suits at the scene. 

Witnesses also said about eight fire engines along with police and ambulance vehicles as well as specialist incident response vehicles were also at the scene. 

A police spokesman said: "At the moment it is not a police incident it is being led by the fire and the ambulance. It appears that there are three people who have taken drugs and had a medical incident. They have all been taken to hospital."

A cordon was put in place as a precaution but police say there is "no danger" to anyone else in the area. 

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service later told the Journal that only one patient had been taken to Salisbury District Hospital.