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Asbestos found in Northamptonshire business centre

Airborne particles of asbestos have been found in a business centre in Northamptonshire.

St Mark's centre on Luke Road in Corby which is home to six businesses has been closed until the test results are known.

Corby Borough Council said it found a "minute" amount and there was no immediate threat to health

Mark Stonestreet, who runs Bell Recruitment from St Mark's Centre, said business had taken a knock.

'Word out'

He said: "It has had a big impact on us because we have people coming to the door on a daily basis responding to adverts.

"We now have to try to get the word out to our clients as quickly as possible."

Norman Stronach, of Corby Borough Council, said it was doing everything it could to re-house the businesses.

"We have successfully relocated four of the tenants into our Enterprise Centre and we are confident that we will find premises for the other two very soon."

The asbestos particles were discovered during an annual routine building inspection.

"There are a number of questions around why the particles have only been revealed now and we will have to look further into this," said Mr Stronach.

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