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Terminally ill fashion designer who developed cancer after making asbestos ‘snowballs’ when she was younger ……..

Caroline Wilcock, 51, grew up in Bowburn,  County Durham, next to an asbestos firm. Locals recalled dust from the plant  gathering on window ledges and cars.  Children collected it to make snow balls and  wrote messages in the deadly dust. Others picked up lumps of asbestos that fell  from wagons and used it as an alternative to chalk when they marked out games on  the pavement.

Miss Wilcock’s case against Cape  Intermediate Holdings PLC – previously known as The Cape Asbestos  Company –  was due to be held yesterday but the firm settled with her out of  court. Her claim  stated she suffered from asbestos  poisoning between 1967 and 1983. She  was diagnosed with the fatal lung  condition mesothelioma three years  ago. Now living in London, the fashion  designer  said: ‘I am pleased and relieved at this outcome. I hope that  my case now  encourages other people in similar circumstances to seek redress.

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Terminally ill fashion designer who developed cancer after making asbestos ‘snowballs’ when she was younger ……..
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