Bomb scare at Covid vaccine factory where Oxford jab is being made

A police bomb squad has been called to the industrial estate where Covid vaccines are manufactured amid reports that a suspicious package has been found.

The Wockhardt factory on the Wrexham Industrial Estate has been evacuated and access has been closed off this lunchtime while officers deal with what’s being called an ‘ongoing incident.’

Wockhardt has a contract to produce 300million doses of the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine which is currently being rolled out across the UK.

North Wales Police did not give any more details about the nature of the incident but several reports have stated a suspicious package has been found.

A police statement 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.’

Last week the factory was at risk of being flooded as the levels of the nearby River Dee rose to their highest ever recorded.

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