Asbestos Found in Scarborough's Futurist Theatre
2:12pm 3rd March 2017
(Updated 11:33am 13th March 2017)
There's a warning to the public not to try to get into the building of Scarborough's Futurist Theatre.
It comes from the borough council after a company's found asbestos inside, which was as expected.
It says there could be asbestos fibres in the air inside.
The council's Member for Project Leadership, Mike Cockerill, said:
"We are going to put signs up, warning people not to enter the building due to this danger. We are aware that some people have been in illegally and we have a responsibility to people whether they're entering legally, or illegally. This is why we're putting the warning signs up".
UPDATE: Contractors Rilmac have clarified that they were not employed to remove or disturb any asbestos in the building. Their role was to carry out a 'needle sweep' to ensure there were no needles or drugs paraphernalia which could cause a hazard to other contractors. No needles were found in the building, however some animal faeces and a dead fox were found and safely removed.