MAJOR concerns have been raised over the presence of asbestos at the iconic Admiral Jellicoe pub on Canvey – which is currently under demolition.
The health and safety executive (HSE) has stated it has been made aware of concerns and that it is investigating.
The ongoing saga surrounding the plan to transform the pub into flats appeared to have reached its conclusion last week when demolition started for a second time.
But now, the demolition has hit another hurdle, with Castle Point Council stating it had reported concerns to the HSE, which has added it is making enquiries.
The demolition has been plaqued with issues, with Castle Point Council initially issuing a stop notice, before the pub was engulfed flames in early July.
Developers, Branch Company Ltd, was asked to comment on the situation surrounding asbestos, but declined.