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Tributes to asbestos campaigner who died aged 53

Tributes have been paid to Debbie Brewer, the Plymouth asbestos campaigner whose death was announced at the weekend. Debbie gained an international reputation for her work helping to raise awareness of the killer disease mesothelioma.

Her father had been an asbestos lagger at Devonport Dockyard - she was convinced that hugging him as a child exposed her to deadly asbestos fibres. Debbie was determined to make a difference right up to the end.