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Asbestos dumped outside abandoned restaurant in Preston

Posted on - 28th April, 2018 - 12:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, News, Tulketh
The blue sheets have asbestos underneath them
The blue sheets have asbestos underneath them

An abandoned pub-restaurant has been targeted by fly-tippers.

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Asbestos sheets have been left outside what was the Lime Kiln pub in Aqueduct Street in a previous life.

It became the China House restaurant and was closed down in June 2014 after repeated health and safety breaches by its owners.

The long empty building had blue sheets strewn across the pavement outside and asbestos sheets behind them.

Read more: Ribbleton homeowner taken to court and forced to make repairs

The fly-tippers appear to have struck in the early hours of Saturday (28 April) morning.

Close up of the asbestos
Close up of the asbestos

How do I report fly tipping in Preston?

Preston City Council is responsible for monitoring and collecting items which have been dumped illegally.

You can report fly tipping by calling 01772906909 or using an online form to report it.

You can also use the website fixmystreet – which shows all reports in the area.

Staying safe

never touch the waste: fly tipped waste can be dangerous – it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances

never disturb the site – there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution

never approach anyone you see fly tipping – they could become violent

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