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Asbestos dumped in Leicester streets

Investigators are appealing for witnesses after piles of asbestos ripped from a building were dumped on the street in Leicester.

The city council's environmental crime team are investigating after corrugated asbestos material was left illegally in large sheets and smashed up and sealed in plastic bags.

Assistant City Mayor Councillor Sarah Russell said: "The dumping of asbestos material in public places like this is highly irresponsible and a matter we treat very seriously.

Anyone with information can call Leicester City Council on 0116 252 7001and leave a message for environmental crime team.

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