Coventry & Warwickshire

Bedworth swimming pool closed after roof collapse

A swimming pool in Warwickshire remains closed after a roof collapsed and debris fell in the water.

Glass fibre insulation landed in the main pool at Bedworth Leisure Centre on Monday and more has been removed from the roof to avoid further damage.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Leisure Trust said staff have cleared the pool and they are now awaiting results of precautionary microbiological tests.

The trust hopes to reopen the pool on Monday, depending on the test results.

Nuneaton and Bedworth borough councillor Ian Lloyd said checks should have been made.

Mr Lloyd said: "I can only apologise to the people that were in the pool.

"It shouldn't have happened. It did happen. In hindsight we should have inspected the whole of the roof.

"We've had a leak in the guttering. Some pieces of the insulation have got sodden and come through the roof.

"It's not the external roof we're talking about. It's the soft furnishings of the roof."

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