Another car arson hit the town overnight with a car being deliberately set alight in The Orchards in Kingsmills. Emergency services were called out at 4:03am. The car’s engine compartment was totally destroyed however the rest of the car was only slightly damaged.
The Ambulance Service confirmed they attended and an elderly female was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital for treatment.
One fire engine attended, and police are currently investigating the scene.
The Orchards are close by to Caia Park where there have been a string of recent arson attacks on cars, and down the road from Abenbury estate where we are aware of several instances of anti social behaviour – including dog excrement being thrown at peoples windows.
There was also a fire involving a car over the weekend in Bersham, however that is not believed to be arson rather an electrical issue causing ignition.
Update 3:20pm – Police Issue Appeal
The police have been in touch and have issued the following statement and appeal:
“Police are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set alight in Wrexham in the early hours of Tuesday November 13. Emergency services were called to The Orchards in Hightown just after 4am following reports that a red Ford Fiesta car had been set alight. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Unfortunately the elderly female owner of the vehicle was taken ill soon after the incident and was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
A man was arrested in the area soon after the incident and is currently being questioned by police.
Chief Inspector Alex Goss said “We need witnesses to come forward. We are treating this incident extremely seriously and have increased high visibility patrols in the area. Car arson is a serious and dangerous crime and we are appealing for the community to work with us to bring those responsible to justice.
“We are unsure at this stage whether this incident is linked to a recent spate of arsons in the area although a thorough and in depth investigation is taking place.
“The police, council and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are working closely together to ensure that this matter gets the up most attention.Together we will reassure the local communities and keep them informed of the work taking place.”
Anyone with information is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.