Asbestos discovery closes Whitehaven Academy

The Whitehaven Academy Credit: ITV Border

The Whitehaven Academy is closed for a second day after materials in the building containing asbestos were found to have been disturbed.

The Bright Tribe Trust said air has been tested in the affected areas, which are now safe under UK HSE legislation.

The academy remains closed while a thorough asbestos management survey is underway.

Parents are advised to check the academy website and social media for further updates.