UK Bomb squad at Wrexham factory making AstraZeneca vaccine

Bomb squad at Wrexham factory making AstraZeneca vaccine after suspicious package received

The bomb squad is at the Wrexham factory making the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine after a suspicious package was received.

Wockhardt UK in Wrexham is carrying out the fill and finish stage of the manufacturing process and is set to produce around 300 million doses of the vaccine each year.

This morning a suspicious package was received – triggering a partial evacuation.

A spokesman said: Wockhardt UK in Wrexham this morning received a suspicious package to site.

Wrexham Covid vaccine factory protected from flooding by emergency crews during Storm Christoph

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.

North Wales Police has confirmed it is dealing with an ongoing incident on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

A spokesman said: The roads are currently closed and we would ask the public to avoid the area until further notice.

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