A man has been arrested for allegedly sending a suspicious package to a coronavirus vaccine production site in the UK, prompting the site to be evacuated.
Anthony Collins, 53, is charged with dispatching an article by post “with the intention of inducing the belief it was likely to explode or ignite”, Kent Police said on Saturday.
All staff had to be evacuated and production ground to a halt at the Wockhardt site in North Wales on Wednesday as the package was investigated.
Britain’s Ministry of Defence sent a bomb disposal team to assist authorities at the plant. The device was deemed as not viable.
Pharmaceutical company Wockhardt is involved in the final stages of producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the Wrexham site where the package was sent.
Collins was arrested on Thursday and was remanded in custody.