Is Gerry’s cancer down to asbestos?

Gerald Brier wants to prove his case
Gerald Brier wants to prove his case

A former carpets labourer who is suffering from an incurable asbestos-related cancer is appealing for ex-colleagues to help lawyers investigate whether more could have been done to protect him.

Eighty-year-old Gerald Brier - who worked at Crossley Carpets in Halifax - is battling mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs, which he believes was brought on through working at the Dean Clough store between 1954 and 1969.

The father-of-two was diagnosed with the illness last year after suffering from breathlessness and chest pains.He has now sought a legal team in a bid to prove his case that he was exposed to the deadly dust, having recalled working with asbestos-lagged pipe work and asbestos insulation boards during his employment.

Anyone with information about how asbestos was used at Crossley Carpets is asked to contacts Katrina London at Irwin Mitchell on 0161 8387262 or email