Posted: Mon 1st Aug 2022

Calls for certain town centre streets to be closed during evenings for safety after RTC for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

The Wrexham Town Inspector has called for several streets which house bars and clubs to be off limits to all vehicles in the evening.

It comes after a road traffic collision on Saturday 30 July at around 8pm when a vehicle has lost control collided with a barrier at the junction of Abbott Street / High Street.

As a result the vehicle lost a lot of oil and this caused considerable issues for pedestrians.

In his daily police update Inspector Luke Hughes said the two streets, along with Town Hill, need to be off limits to all vehicles in the evening.

Insp Hughes said: “I genuinely feel that we are at a point now that the centre out town, certainly High street, Town Hill and Abbott street need to be off limits to all vehicles in the evening, the risk is too great and I can recall quite a few incidents in recent month that could have resulted in serious injury.”

The incident is one of 107 calls made to town centre officers since Saturday morning.

In his update, Insp Hughes said:

Morning all and it’s a glorious day in our “Soon to be” city. I have monitored the weekend’s activity and can say that on the whole it passed without any significant crime issues.

That said your local officers were certainly busy and NWP received 107 calls for service in the Wrexham Town (WX) area since Saturday morning.

So what did happen this weekend? Well Wrexham played at home in a preseason friendly achieving a 4-0 win. Quite often you will see police officers at the matches and more often than not these are your local neighbourhood officers who will show a presence outside the ground before & after the game.

It is only on the larger games that we refer to as “risk games” that we draft in officers from outside our area. The preference is always local staff as they understand the issues in the community slightly better (parking, congestion and potential ASB issues)

What else went on, well your local officers attended seven concern for safety events, general people in mental health crisis, this certainly is one of the most time consuming areas for us and certainly not considered a traditional policing activity, however often we are the only ones able to respond.

Notable at 5am on Sunday morning we attended one such incident when we were alerted to a person on the roof of Ty Pawb, officers responded and were able to engage with said person who came down and was taken to hospital for follow up support. Also a female who intimated she would harm herself with a sharp object, again taken to hospital by officers.

Of course there was some crime, and I would ask for your help in locating a stolen moped taken from Aston Grove at some point from the 29th July into the 30th July, it is a NECO GPX 50 in Black- registration number PE19HGJ.

Note we know that occasionally these bikes are sprayed and plates changed so if you could report anything that could be linked I would be grateful, please quote crime ref 22000550445

That’s all for today, please take care and try and encourage some of the less positive keyboard warriors to lose some of the negativity I see on social media, Wrexham is moving forwards in leaps and bounds, sadly it seems a minority are hell bent on living in the past, Wrexham is a great place to live and work and I’m certainly proud of what we are achieving.

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