Three people have been sacked for their role in printing a rude message on thousands of aero bars at a factory in York.

The three were among nine production staff originally suspended over the incident at the Nestle Rowntree plant.

The words "S**t bar" had appeared where a Best Before date and code would normally have been printed.

The company confirmed that a "misprint" had appeared on bars, but said that none of the offending chocolate had left the factory before the problem was spotted.