A Stratford-upon-Avon based satellite dish manufacturer is to close three sites in Warwickshire, with the loss of nearly 350 jobs.

American-owned Precision Antennas announced in August that 350 jobs could go if the sites at Stratford-upon-Avon, Bidford and Long Marston were closed.

Now, parent company Commscope says it wants to move manufacturing to China, India and the Czech Republic to save money.

A consultation period has now ended and it has been agreed that 345 jobs will be cut and the sites closed by 2009. The closures will take place gradually to allow the company to honour existing contracts and to give staff time to find new jobs.