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Police officers in asbestos incident in Aberdeen harbour

Police at scene

Five police officers were taken to hospital after potentially coming into contact with asbestos during a routine search in Aberdeen harbour.

A property in the Blaikes Quay area was sealed off at about 20:50 due to fears over the hazardous material.

The officers were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for further assessment. They were later discharged.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "There is no wider threat to the local community."

Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue crews provided specialist decontamination assistance at the scene.

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