Posted: Fri 18th Sep 2015

‘B&Q Incident’ Sees Three Charged With ‘Possession of Firearm’ for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 18th, 2015

Three men who were arrested following an ‘incident’ on the B&Q roundabout this week have been charged with offences including possession of a firearm and handling stolen goods.

On 29th December 2014 a burglary in the Caia Park area of Wrexham was reported to North Wales Police. A number of items were stolen including a shotgun.

On Wednesday 16th September 2015 officers stopped a vehicle in the A483 near the B&Q roundabout in Wrexham. Yesterday reported that a number of plain clothed police officers and undercover police cars had been seen near the B&Q roundabout at around 10pm on Wednesday evening.

A search of the vehicle revealed a prohibited firearm which was identified as having been stolen from the burglary. All three occupants of the vehicle were arrested.

On Thursday 17th September all three of the occupants of the vehicle were charged with the following offences:

Ronnie Williams – Possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm whilst prohibited and handling stolen goods
Harry Williams – Possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm whilst prohibited and handling stolen goods
Jack Pritchard – Possession of a firearm and handling stolen goods

All three will appear before Wrexham Magistrates Court today.

DCI Oldfield said:: “North Wales Police are fully committed to the investigation of burglaries. There has been an overall reduction of burglary offences of 20% so far this year.”

(Thanks to James for the top picture of the ‘stop’ on the B&Q roundabout)

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