Posted: Fri 22nd Sep 2023

Five arrested following “incident of public disorder in Rhos” – as video of part of incident widely circulated for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 22nd, 2023

Police have said five people have been arrested following an incident in Rhosllanerchrugog yesterday.

Shortly before 5pm, officers were called to reports of “public disorder” in the Wern Las area.

A short video from the incident has been widely shared locally.

Police have issued a statement this afternoon, “A woman was taken to hospital with injuries and a 25-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault, affray and threats to damage property.

“As a result of the incident, three officers were assaulted and injured, while a further two sustained injuries.

“Two men, aged 25 and 27, and two women aged 23 and 31 have also been arrested on suspicion of offences in relation to the incident, including affray, threats to kill and to damage property and assaulting emergency workers.

“A young child within proximity of the disorder was caught by Captor spray, but did not sustain any injuries.”

Captor is the trade name for PAVA (pelargonic acid vanillylamide) – a synthetic pepper spray.

Police said of the video of the incident, “We are aware the incident was filmed and has since been shared on social media. We are asking anyone with footage not to share any videos further as this is now an ongoing investigation, but to get in touch and share it with officers to help with enquiries.

“Further investigations are underway, and patrols will be increased in the area to offer reassurance to the local community.”

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