Police officers in asbestos scare

POLICE officers had to be taken to hospital after coming into contact with asbestos at the scene of a car crash. Emergency services were called at 3.15pm on Wednesday, November 26 to reports of a single vehicle collision on Heath Road in Warboys. When

POLICE officers had to be taken to hospital after coming into contact with asbestos at the scene of a car crash.

Emergency services were called at 3.15pm on Wednesday, November 26 to reports of a single vehicle collision on Heath Road in Warboys.

When police arrived they found a beige Skoda Octavia had crashed into a barn made out of asbestos.

The collision resulted in the asbestos sheets scattering dust, which can be hazardous if inhaled, across the vehicle, the road and the police.


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The crash resulted in one motorist being taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon with serious injuries.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said at least two police officers had been checked at the hospital to see if they had inhaled asbestos. She added that there had been no signs that the officers had suffered any harm.

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Teams called to recover the vehicle and firefighters called to dampen down the road were told to wear masks. Environmental health experts were contacted for advice and to help with the clean-up.

The road was cleared by 9pm.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 4564564.

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