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An electrician from Bracknell is taking two of the country’s biggest confectionery companies to the High Court for the sum of £200,000, claiming their negligence led to him contracting asbestosis.

His writ, which was handed to the High Court on Thursday, April 14, claims he first came into contact with the deadly substance while working as an electrician and technician for Nestle between 1969 and 1971.