Posted: Fri 19th Aug 2022

Armed police called to Hightown after reports of “male carrying what was believed to be a firearm” for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

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.”

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email


Nursery plans for former village police station set for go ahead


Seven things the Welsh Government say you may not know about Wales’ new 20mph default speed limit


Welsh Ambulance Service “doing all it can” to help reduce handover times


Adult gaming centre plans could be approved despite fears over antisocial behaviour


Last chance to let Wrexham Council know how involved you feel with its decision making


Pawfect fundraising event for dog owners and their four-legged friends this Halloween