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Man Arrested Over Wrexham Bomb Hoax Calls

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 20th, 2012.

Wrexham.com's picture of Island Green taken shortly after the incident.

A man has been arrested after police were called to a number of bomb hoax incidents in Wrexham yesterday.

Wrexham.com broke the news of the bomb scares on our @wrexham Twitter account yesterday evening after receiving information from a member of the public.

Both Wrexham Council’s offices on Ruthin Road and the Wilkinsons and Asda Living stores on Island Green were evacuated at around 5pm after the hoax calls were placed.

Police and fire services rushed to the scenes which were cordoned off and secured as staff and customers were evacuated.

However, after a 90 minute search of both sites no devices were found.

North Wales Police have since confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with the calls.

Inspector Chris Jolly, incident manager from the joint services control room at St Asaph, said: “A man in his 30s from the Shropshire area has been arrested this evening for making the hoax bomb calls. He is currently being held at Wrexham police station pending questioning.

“No members of the public were hurt during the incidents and we apologise for any disruption that may have been caused.”

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