UPDATE: Of course this was one of three April Fools jokes… thanks to all for the wonderful feedback!
Wrexham’s iconic police station tower ‘toppled over’ during the overnight gale force winds, with a mass clean-up operation now underway.
Officials have said that the tower had been evacuated ahead of the overnight storm, so thankfully no one has been injured.
One eyewitness said concerns were raised around 2am when loud cracking sounds were heard, and a cordon was put in place across the swimming baths car park, with parts of Chester Street and Bodhyfryd closed off.
The collapse happened at 2:40am with the side concrete supports ‘exploding away’ leaving the tower at a precarious angle.
Thanks to Paul for sending us the top picture of the scene taken just after 7am this morning, where JCBs and cranes are moving on to the site to begin a clean up operation.
The tower was due to be vacated ahead of the police station split, with a new town centre station at the library and a new HQ style building in Llay.
Wrexham Council’s Head of Tourism wasted no time issuing an email circular dubbing it ‘better than Pisa’, and is arranging tours of the site, complete with optimum points for the iconic ‘holding it up’ style photos, adding he hoped the new tourist attraction would become part of the new helicopter tours of the area.