By Alex Matthews
A worker at a Jaguar Land Rover plant has been sacked and another suspended after a bust-up that landed a man and woman in hospital.
The incident kicked-off when two men working for sub-contractors at JLR’s Solihull, West Midlands, plant started a fight near the assembly line.
According to sources, two woman and a man from another sub-contractor tried to break up the fight, but were turned upon as the brawl escalated.
The man was allegedly taken to hospital with a head wound after being attacked with a drill.
One of the women reportedly sustained an arm injury, and another was spat at.
It is claimed security guards had to step in to stop the fight, after large numbers of workers had crowded into the assembly line area.
One worker is said to have been sacked and another suspended after the incident at 5:30pm on Monday.
It took another three hours before the two injured people were taken to hospital.
The source said: “The two workers were fighting each other when a man and women tried to step in.
“But the man suffered a head injury after apparently being hit with a drill bit. One woman suffered an arm injury and another was spat at. Threats were also made.
“I was told the two injured people had wanted to go to hospital straight after the incident but they were not sent for another three hours.
“They have not even been given the names of the two men who were originally fighting, so they cannot make a complaint to police.
“The injured workers were off on Tuesday, yet they were apparently told they cannot have the day off sick, but as an ‘absence’.”
A spokesman for Jaguar Land Rover said: “We are aware of an incident earlier this week prompted by a small number of individuals on our Solihull site. We have a zero tolerance policy on aggressive and threatening behaviour and have taken swift action to launch an internal investigation.
“This investigation is still at an early stage so we are unable to share any further details at this time.”
Last week two managers were suspended from the plant over allegations a naked picture of a female colleague had been shared on Whatsapp.
In February, thieves used a stolen lorry to break in twice and steal £3million of engines.