Police warn burglars to seek medical advice

Blue Police LampPolice at Eastleigh are warning people who broke into an Eastleigh decontamination chamber that they are at risk and should seek medical advice.

Overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, April 16 to 17, someone forced the doors of a locked caravan at Prysmian House, Dew Lane, Eastleigh. Once inside, they damaged walls and an expensive fan. Total damage is estimated at £5,000.

The offenders also opened sealed bags which contained asbestos-contaminated clothing and equipment. The clothing was used by workmen who are working on demolition of the former Pirelli site. They are in contact with blue, brown and white asbestos.

PC Ella Knight urged the offenders to seek medical help and to come forward to police.

“Our prime concern is your safety and that of your families. If you entered this unit, you are likely to have been contaminated by asbestos and should seek medical attention, if you touched or stole any items within this unit,” she said.

“This is a costly, pointless offence, and people are advised not to enter this site. Parents should make sure their children are not allowed into this dangerous environment,” PC Knight added.

Anyone with information about the incident or who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact PC Knight at Eastleigh on 101.

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site. 

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