Settlement over Eastbourne teacher’s death from mesothelioma

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The widow of a teacher who died from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during 26 years of work at an Eastbourne school has spoken of her relief after securing justice from the local council over his illness.

Clive Beck, who was head of history at Ratton School between 1972 and 1998, died aged 71 in April 2009, around 18 months after he was diagnosed with the incurable cancer of the lining of the lung.

Sue Beck, Thursday 7th November 2013, LBS_07-11-13-017'Sue Beck

Sue Beck, Thursday 7th November 2013, LBS_07-11-13-017'Sue Beck

His widow Sue speaks to Annemarie Field after the out of court settlement.