Motherwell tenants are forced out by asbestos

MORE than 100 residents had to leave their homes after electrical work sparked an asbestos scare.

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Work by Scottish Power at Anderston Tower, in Motherwell, is thought to have disturbed asbestos.

North Lanarkshire Council evacuated the building as a precautionary measure.

Council workers carried out air quality testing and decided to remove tenants for the night to allow staff to carry out investigations.

A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council said: "Initial testing has shown a number of positive results within the building.

"While we do not believe that there is any immediate risk to health, the wellbeing of our tenants is our priority."

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