Posted: Wed 3rd Oct 2012

Man In Jobcentre Threatens To Set Himself Alight for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 2012

A man in Wrexham walked into Wrexham Jobcentre this afternoon with petrol and threatened to set himself on fire. Our live updates from the scene are below , starting with the earliest to latest down the page:

Live: We have had reports that a man in Wrexham Job Centre has threatened to set himself on fire. The man entered the building with petrol.

An eyewitness told on the scene ‘sadly that is whats happened, we hope hes ok’



Six police cars, an ambulance and a fire engine are on scene with the office closed.

Fire service make their way to the Job Centre – responding to the incident. Picture by Charlie Hughes.

As of 3.50pm some staff are being allowed back in however emergency services are still outside.

A hose is still unreeled from fire engine though.

Emergency services stand ready to respond. Picture by Charlie Hughes.

It appears staff are allowed back in to collect belongings.

Fire service are still getting kitted up so incident is still ongoing.


3.58pm A man has been led to the ambulance by a gaggle of police. The man was wearing jeans and a blue hoodie. He appeared to be walking fine with no injuries.

The man was led into a waiting ambulance. Picture by Charlie Hughes.

Fire engine has been packed away and police cars are leaving the scene:

3:59pm Incident is over.

Just been speaking with a young lady who tells us she has to walk home as her crisis loan will not be paid. Quite a few Jobcentre customers now around not knowing what to do.

Police have confirmed that a man was taken into medical care after causing a disturbance.

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