‘Counterfeit goods’ seized in city centre
Wrexham Inspector Rob Stevenson has issued the above picture of ‘counterfeit goods’ recovered from the city centre.
As part of his regular updates while filling in for Insp Luke Hughes, he said “Yesterday we started the day with a joint operation alongside trading standards and immigration, conducting checks at business premises in the city centre, which resulted in seizures of counterfeit goods”.
The full update is below…
Afternoon all ,
Yesterday we started the day with a joint operation alongside trading standards and immigration, conducting checks at business premises in the city centre, which resulted in seizures of counterfeit goods .
A further update on yesterday’s impatient hide and seek participant who fled into a loft, he was charged and remanded in police custody for breaching an order that was in place.
Other things going on in the city yesterday…
12.12 – Traffic collision involving a HGV and the canopy over TESCO fuel station. Details exchanged between the driver and company, nothing further for police here.
13.35 – Proactive stop on Cefn Road, driver found to have no insurance and car seized.
14.09 – Car window damaged on Edward Street between 11.50 and 12.30 – any information please get in touch quoting A078412.
14.20 – I decided to stretch my legs and get some fresh air when I heard a suspected thief was cycling in the vicinity of the police station. I was joined by Neighbourhood and Response officers but was slightly disappointed that I didn’t get to him first. I was hoping I could double my arrest rate whilst in Wrexham (before the comments start, one arrest is good going in the space of a couple of weeks for an Inspector!). However, I was mighty impressed to see first-hand one of our officers on an electric assisted bicycle glide in and detain the male, before he was quickly arrested. Apparently, this was the first bike assisted arrest for the city. I’m glad I was there to witness such a momentous occasion!
16.36 – Concerns were raised by Wrexham Maelor about a patient who was suffering with their mental health after a lack of contact for several days. After a few enquiries he was located and agreed to attend to attend hospital for the necessary support and treatment.
16.38 – A separate concern was reported by a few businesses in the city centre about a male who was feeling very low. Area searches and enquiries were conducted and he was later found by police, before being taken to hospital for treatment.
Thank you to those who made contact alerting us, it clearly shows that no matter how isolated you may be feeling, there are people that care for you. There is always someone who will listen please Contact the Samaritans. If there is a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to for a while check in with them, it could make all the difference.
23.30 – Motorbike stolen from Edward Street – could this be linked to the earlier damage? We will keep an open mind and not rule anything out. Very unusual goings on. A078733 is the reference if you have any information.
I know that that this technically falls outside of the usual 24 hour period, but as I write this update, I was overjoyed to see on our CCTV cameras that our neighbourhood team in Caia have spotted, chased and detained our final outstanding suspected thief.
It was amazing to witness this visible presence in our community supporting our patrol officers… and not that far behind was our PCSO cyclist on his electric bike, again! What a bit of kit, that will no doubt be helping up out in may more arrests.
And finally, Rob and Ryan will of course be rolling out the REDS carpet for our Royal Visitors from Leon tomorrow. It is set to be an exciting weekend, with lots going on in the build up at local venues.
Earlier in the week, we published details of road closure which will be managed by the local authority. If you’re visiting the city this weekend, please follow the below advice:
• Allow extra time to travel, as roads will be busier than usual.
• Be respectful of where you are parking, streets in and about Mold Road are not advisable as you are likely to get blocked in leaving when leaving the concert due to the road closures.
• The forecast is good so plenty of water and sun screen.
• If you are indulging in a tipple or too…no driving! It’s not worth the risk – why spoil what is set to be an amazing weekend and potentially risk put others and yourselves in danger?
But most importantly enjoy yourselves safely, be kind to each other and I will look forward to updating you next week.
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