Posted: Wed 23rd Nov 2022

Local inspector’s stern message to parents after boy seriously injured in off-road bike collision for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Wrexham’s Inspector has told parents ” YOU are buying them these bikes, and YOU are permitting their use. YOU need to stop them doing this” after a serious incident in Caia.

The local policing team detailed the incident in an update, “Sadly, the inevitable happened. A 16-year-old on off road bike is involved in a collision in Caia Park. The injuries to the young boy are serious, but not life changing it is hoped. As this is a live investigation, I cannot comment any further regarding the specifics.”

Wrexham’s Inspector Luke Hughes has previously highlighted the issue of off road bikes in the area, with three seized during an operation last week, and had previously warned of the danger they posed to the local community.

Inspector Hughes challenged parents, “But I will say that I am now turning to the parents of the individuals that are riding bikes in Caia Park, Acton & High Town. This is happening all too frequently, and whilst we have seized bikes and we are making progress, YOU now need to take responsibility for your family.

“YOU are buying them these bikes, and YOU are permitting their use. YOU need to stop them doing this.

“This incident is tragic but could have been far worse for all involved.

“Do you want your child to die in a collision because you failed to stop them doing something you permitted? We are doing our bit, please do yours.

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