Police have carried out numerous searches at a hostel this afternoon as part of an investigation into stolen animal medication.

A burglary took place between 8.30pm on June 29 and 5.55am on June 30 at a veterinary surgery in Worting Road, Basingstoke.

Since then, two men have been hospitalised and another two men have been arrested.

This morning, residents noticed police and fire crews in Attwood Close, nearby the vets.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary confirmed this was part of the investigation.

"Officers are conducting a search of a residential property in Attwood Close," he said.

"This is part of an ongoing investigation into a burglary in Worting Road on June 30.

"Two men, a 36 year old man and a 47 year old man, both from Basingstoke have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and currently remain in custody."

Hampshire Fire and Rescue also confirmed they were called to assist.

"Three crews from Basingstoke were mobilised at 10.53am this morning to Attwood Close," a spokesman said.

"HFRS were on scene to provide support for police and entry was gained into three separate flats.

"The stop message came in at 12.52pm."

Police have previously warned that taking medications which are not prescribed for you and are not intended for human use, can have a significant and serious effect on health. Anyone who has taken animal medicines or who knows someone who may have taken them, should seek medical help immediately.

One of the liquid preparations in particular - if inhaled, consumed orally or injected - could cause a severe reaction which could prove life threatening. It comes in a bottle branded 'Iso-Flo' and contains Isoflurane.

If anyone is offered these drugs or has any information about their whereabouts, please call 101, quoting 44200238349.

If you find any suspicious drug packaging, bottles or cannisters discarded, we would also ask that you don’t touch them but call us on 101 and we can arrange to pick them up safely.