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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine bomb threat: Police order workers to evacuate factory

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A bomb disposal unit is responding amid an “ongoing incident” on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

The Wockhardt vaccine factory is understood to be closed off.

The plant is responsible for the “fill finish” of the life-saving jab and has a range of production lines at the industrial estate.

North Wales Police and the Royal Logistic Corps are in attendance.

A police cordon has been put in place in surrounding areas and the public has been urged to stay away. 

Ash Road has also been closed in both directions between Bryn Lane and Abbey Road.

A North Wales Police spokesman said: “We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.

“The roads are currently closed and we would ask the public to avoid the area until further notice.”

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In a statement Wockhardt UK said: “”Wockhardt UK in Wrexham this morning received a suspicious package to site.

“All relevant authorities were immediately notified and engaged

“Upon expert advice we have partially evacuated the site pending a full investigation.

“The safety of our employees and business continuity remain of paramount importance.”

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