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Goodyear managers are freed at French plant

7 January 2014 Last updated at 22:05 GMT

Workers at a Goodyear plant in Northern France have released two managers held captive since Monday morning in a dispute over the plant's closure.

The director of production at the site in Amiens, Michel Dheilly, and human resources chief Bernard Glaser had not been allowed to leave the plant site.

They were released on Tuesday afternoon minutes after police entered the plant.

Staff and management have been negotiating for years over how to deal with the loss-making site.