Published: 09:55, 18 February 2019
| Updated: 10:19, 18 February 2019
The demolition of a run-down community centre has been delayed following the discovery of more asbestos.
Preparation work to demolish the Bockhanger Community Hall in Kennington, Ashford, started earlier this month after council chiefs said the building was "beyond economic repair".
But now, demolition work has been suspended until further traces of asbestos are removed from the site.
An Ashford Borough Council spokesman said: "Pre-demolition work discovered additional asbestos under the flooring in the lobby area, which has led to a slight delay in the hard demolition.
"The demolition will commence once all traces of asbestos are safely removed from the building."
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