By Daniel Hunter

Jaguar Land Rover have announced a £200 million investment which will create 250 new jobs at their Merseyside car plant.

Jaguar Land Rover said they will build the new Discovery Sport model at their Halewood plant.

The additional jobs will take the number of people employed at the Liverpool plant to 4,750. The plant already builds the Range Rover Evoque.

"We have seen our work force treble and production quadruple in just four years," Operations Director, Richard Else, said.

He said the plant now runs for 24-hours a day, and operates three shifts.

Roger Maddison, from the Unite union, welcomed the creation of new jobs.

"Unite members have shown that they have the skills and commitment to make Land Rover the world leader that it is and the union looks forward to working with the company to create more high-skilled jobs in the future," he said.

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