The Royal Gazette has reported in last Saturday's newspaper  that the Bermuda Police Association is “very concerned” over the discovery of asbestos in a police building"

The Police have announced the Criminal Records Office was temporarily closed after material containing asbestos was found in files in a cabinet. It forced the immediate halt to vetting requests in areas including employment and immigration.

Andrew Harewood, Chairman of the BPA, said: “Obviously our main concern is that of the health of our members.”

The building is located at police headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire.

A police spokesman said the move was made “out of an abundance of caution” after tests showed asbestos was present.  The spokesman added: “The safety, health and wellbeing of our staff, and that of the public, remains a main priority for the BPS.”

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