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Car Arson Manslaughter Arrests

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 22nd, 2012.

Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Wrexham woman who was taken ill after her car was set alight, have questioned two local youths on suspicion of manslaughter.

Mrs Gillian Dudley Smith died of a stroke at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after being taken in ill soon after her red Ford Fiesta car arson was set alight outside her home in the Orchards, Hightown Wrexham in the early hours of Tuesday November 13.

A youth arrested and bailed last week in connection with the incident was questioned along with another teenager on suspicion of manslaughter. Both have been released on police bail pending further investigations.

Chief Inspector Alex Goss repeated his call for information; “We still need witnesses to come forward. Car arson is a serious and dangerous crime and we are appealing for the community to work with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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