A coroner in North Wales says asbestos in Flintshire's schools was the likely cause of the death of art teacher Renee Blodwen Eden

A coroner is writing to a local authority after an ex-teacher died from exposure to asbestos.

North west Wales coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones said he would write to Flintshire County Council about the dangers of asbestos in schools following the death of former art teacher Renee Blodwen Eden, aged 69.

During an inquest he said Eden had died of mesothelioma and it was “more than likely” she contracted it after exposure to asbestos in Flintshire’s schools.

Eden taught in Castell Alun, Hope Argoed Mynydd Isa and Elfed at Buckley and retired in 1998. She was diagnosed with mesothelioma last April.

The council said it constantly monitored the safety of its buildings.

NUT figures show 145 teachers died from asbestos-related disease in England and Wales between 1991 and 2000.