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Hook cancer sufferer in asbestos information plea
A FORMER fitter’s mate from Hook is appealing for help after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer.
Dennis Morris, who grew up in Newnham, was diagnosed in March this year with mesothelioma – an aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
The 66-year-old believes he may have contracted the disease when he worked as a fitter’s mate during 1961 and 1962 at Edghill Engineering, where he assisted in the assembly of parts for aircraft ground support equipment. Symptoms of the disease can occur many years after inhalation.
The firm was based at the current Tesco site in Station Road and was taken over in the 1970s.
Mr Morris left his job to join the Royal Navy, and after completing his service moved to the North West of England. He now lives in Ormskirk, Lancashire.
His claim is now being investigated by law firm John Pickering and Partners, which is appealing for any of his former colleagues to come forward.
Kevin Johnson, partner and specialist solicitor, said: “Mesthelioma is a dreadful type of cancer, and the only known cause is asbestos exposure.
“We would like to speak to any of Dennis’ old workmates who may recall information about Dennis’ previous work and duties and any ways that Dennis could have been exposed to asbestos.”
Anyone with information can contact Mr Johnson on 0151 227 1214, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.