Concerns for Leeds Asda burglars who broke into Asbestos decontamination chamber

Police in Leeds have raised concerns for burglars who broke into an Asbestos decontamination chamber at an Asda building site.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Police have raised concerns for suspects who broke into an Asbestos decontamination chamber behind Asda in Adel (Photo: Google)

The burglary happened overnight on November 30 when a suspect, or a number of suspects, gained entry to the building site at the rear of Asda at Holt Park, Adel.

Copper piping and an expensive generator were stolen in the burglary, but the suspects also broke into an Asbestos decontamination chamber.

Police have now launched an appeal to trace the suspects, pointing out that they are likely to need medical treatment for asbestos exposure.

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In a Facebook appeal, officers of the Leeds North West Community Policing Team said: "The developer on site has asked us to publicise the fact that the suspect or suspects have actually broken into an Asbestos decontamination chamber, probably without realising.

"We are obviously conducting enquiries into the offence itself and would appeal for any information which may help us, but would also like to point out that the suspect or suspects should seek medical advice for potential asbestos exposure."

Anyone with information on the offence should contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.