Bomb squad at 'ongoing incident' at industrial estate where Covid vaccines are made

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27th January, 2021 07:11:06 printer

Bomb squad at 'ongoing incident' at industrial estate where Covid vaccines are made

A bomb disposal unit has been called to an 'ongoing incident' at an industrial estate where Covid vaccines are made.

In a statement North Wales Police 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."

The BBC reports that the police were called to deal with a suspicious package.


The industrial estate is home to the Wockhardt factory which is responsible for production of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The factory is currently closed off for access, according to local news website wrexham.com.

Last week the factory was at risk due to flood waters in the areas.

Teams worked through the night to protect the facility and ensure supplies of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine were not damaged.

The factory has the role of “fill finish” in creating Covid-19 vaccines with a range of production lines.

The Wrexham plant has the capability to produce around 300 million doses of the vaccine a year.


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