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Five police officers taken to hospital following asbestos incident at Aberdeen harbour

Pictures of the scene at Aberdeen Harbour by Kieran Beattie
Pictures of the scene at Aberdeen Harbour by Kieran Beattie

Emergency services have been dealing with an incident at Aberdeen harbour this evening.

Police and fire crews headed to a property in the Blaikies Quay area at around 8.50pm to carry out a routine search warrant.

A force spokeswoman said during this, five police officers may have “come into contact with the hazardous material, asbestos”.

She said the officers have been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for further assessment.

Fire crews are on scene providing specialist assistance. The spokeswoman added: “The property in question has been secured and no other members of the police service or the public have been affected.

“There is no wider threat to the local community and the public are thanked for their patience whilst emergency services deal with the incident.”

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