Ford plant shut as Turkey wins work

Press Association
Ford Transit van
Ford Transit van

More than a century of vehicle production in the UK by Ford will end next week when its Transit factory closes its doors for the final time.

A total of 531 employees were affected by the closure of the Southampton plant with a further 750 jobs hit by the axe falling on a tool and stamping operation at Dagenham, Essex, which will also close on July 26.