VIDEO: Shocking footage of the moment 320 workers lost their jobs

Courtaulds' Belper factory (image: Google).
Courtaulds' Belper factory (image: Google).

Shocking footage has been released of the moment 320 workers at a major Derbyshire clothing manufacturer lost their jobs.

The poor quality footage, which has been posted on Youtube, was filmed by one of the workers during the meeting in which the administration was announced.

In it, you can clearly hear a representative of the company explaining the decision and the anger and confusion of the staff as they come to terms with it.

The clothing firm, which makes women's underwear, nightwear and hosiery for international brands including Pretty Polly, closed last week ending a 200 year association with the Derbyshire town of Belper.

For much more on this story see this week's Derbyshire Times and Belper News.