Devon

Okehampton dairy staff lose jobs in closure

Milk despatch
Image caption The BBC understands 19 out of the 69 workforce are relocating

Fifty staff at a west Devon dairy have been made redundant after production ended.

Staff at Wisemans in Okehampton were warned in March that the plant was to close in April.

Owners Robert Wiseman are transferring operations to a larger plant in Bridgwater, Somerset.

It is believed 19 out of the 69 strong workforce are relocating from the plant, which the company said was too costly to run.

The company also has distribution depots at Pensilva, Bristol, Amesbury and Northampton.

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