Posted: Fri 19th Aug 2022

Armed police called to Hightown after reports of “male carrying what was believed to be a firearm”

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Armed police were called to Hightown this morning following reports of a “male carrying what was believed to be a firearm”.

North Wales Police were called to the Pentre Gwyn area of Hightown at 10:40am.

A spokesperson has confirmed that the suspected firearm was a “paintball gun.”

The spokesperson said: “At 10.40am today (19 August) we received reports of a male carrying what was believed to be a firearm in the Pentre Gwyn area of Hightown, Wrexham.

“Officers and armed response units attended the location where it was established that the firearm in the male’s possession was a paintball gun.

“Two males were detained by attending officers at the rear of a nearby property and enquiries remain ongoing.”



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