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Fresh appeal a month on after 24yo suffered serious facial injuries after being ‘jumped by 20 lads’ at skatepark

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Aug 4th, 2018.

A fresh appeal for witnesses and information has been made a month on from an attack at a skatepark in Wrexham that let a 24 year old skater with serious injuries.

The incident took place at 7:15pm on Wednesday 4th July, and police describe it as involving ‘a large group of teenage and adult males’, and others describing the incident as the victim being ‘jumped by 20ish lads’.

This week Louise Rodda, the mother of the victim, told us: “There is some CCTV and witnesses but the CID team really need more. They want the case to be strong enough for custodial sentences as the poor lad was hit in the face with his own skateboard. He is in Glan Clwyd now having surgery. The more witnesses and information the better.”

“Today he is having facial reconstruction surgery to repair the horrendous damage done to his beautiful face. It was a mother’s worst nightmare that night, the call, the panic, the rush to get to him, that first sight of your child…broken and bleeding, doctors, nurses, machines, ct scans, waiting, 5 hours of fear in resus.

“Its something that will never be forgotten by any of his family and he has to see the damage and feel the pain every day.”

“The more witnesses and information we have from that night will strengthen our case against the thugs that thought they would get away with it.

“So please again pass any information on to the CID team at Wrexham police station.”

At the time one skater told us: “It has always been a peaceful place with a mix of all ages in the area being right next to a school, football court, cricket and bowling club.

“The car park to the side of the skatepark for Alyn Waters is a regular for dog walkers and runners so it’s quite the hive of active people and always busy with drop offs and pick ups so there must have been people around at the time of the incident.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police via 101 quoting ref W091361

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