Posted: Fri 13th Jul 2012

Police Urge Residents Near Wrexham Schools To Be Vigilant During Summer Holidays for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 13th, 2012

Police are appealing for members of the public to be vigilant against any suspicious activity around Wrexham’s schools during the summer holidays. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During the school holiday period police say their is a noticeable increase in incidents where school buildings have been subject to vandalism and graffiti. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Now they are asking people who live near schools to be extra vigilant during the period to help them tackle the problem. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

North Wales Police are also running additional campaigns during the summer break targeting anti-social behaviour and alcohol related crime, including a crack down on GCSE results day on August 23rd against under age drinking. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It follows last week’s announcement of the 48 hour closure of two Wrexham pubs for twice selling alcohol to under 18s. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chief Inspector Alex Goss from North Wales Police said: “We are urging members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour they see around school premises.”Historically, there have been incidents where school buildings have been subject to vandalism and graffiti. We are simply asking people who live near a school to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to officers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This is an all year scheme operated as a partnership approach with a bigger emphasis during the summer holidays. This initiative is also part of a force-wide operation which aims to promote partnership working between local councils and other emergency services. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“There will be additional campaigns in place during the school breakup which aims to tackle anti-social behaviour as well as tackling alcohol-related crime. We believe that by working together to tackle the issues that matter to our communities we can have a positive effect. Officers will also be out and about with local council youth services staff, engaging with youngsters and targeting problem individuals or groups.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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