Bomb disposal squad in Wrexham after suspicious package sent to Wockhardt Covid vaccine plant

A bomb disposal team were called to Wockhardt UK who are located on the Wrexham industrial estate after a suspicious package was delivered to the site this morning.

Wockhardt UK carries out the “fill and finish” stage of the manufacturing process for doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

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.”

North Wales Police are urging people to avoid the area as the incident is still ongoing

The site is considered a sensitive site given its importance to the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

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