Pontefract Haribo factory evacuated after ‘security threat’

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Workers at a sweet factory in Pontefract were evacuated following a ‘security threat’.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called to the Haribo factory, on Front Street, at around 1.30pm following reports of a security threat.

“The building was evacuated as a precautionary measure and Halfpenny Lane was closed.”

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.