BAE Systems plan to close Tyneside plant

BAE Systems on Tyneside
BAE Systems plan to close Tyneside plant Photo: ITV

More than 330 jobs could be lost after defence firm BAE Systems announced plans to close its factory in Newcastle.

The company, which is currently making Terrier army vehicles, will close the site at the end of 2013.

Around 100 jobs are also expected to go at BAE's Washington plant.