Further tests on school soil

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FURTHER tests are needed to determine what has contaminated soil on the playing fields of a Portsmouth School.

As reported, the playing fields at Mayfield School in North End were closed after contamination was found.

Julian Wooster, director of children’s services at Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘Consultants working for the council are continuing to review the soil testing that has been carried out at Mayfield School. In order to complete their assessment, some additional tests are needed and will be carried out this week with the consultants expecting to complete their assessment by the end of the month.

‘The playing fields pose no health risk to pupils, staff or the wider community while they are not in use and will remain closed as a precaution.’