FOUR managers of a Walkers Crisps factory remain suspended from their jobs as a lengthy misconduct inquiry continues.

Walkers Snack Foods launched an investigation at its plant in Peterlee, County Durham, early last month, suspending four members of its management team.

The company declined to identify the four or comment on the nature, or length, of the inquiry.

A spokeswoman said: "The investigation is currently being carried out and there are no further details available at this stage."

The company employs 430 workers at its Stephenson Road plant.