Posted: Mon 26th Sep 2022

“Prompt response” after man with a knife entered convenience store and threatened staff for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Sep 26th, 2022

A man has been arrested following reports that an individual with a knife entered a convenience store and threatened staff.

In his daily police update, Wrexham City Inspector Luke Hughes, said officers received a report at 04:02hrs this morning after a panic alarm was activated at a convenience store on Rhosddu Road.

At 04:07hrs, just five minutes after the initial call, officers located a male wearing identical clothing.

Insp Hughes sad the male “was challenged and officers drew taser before he was arrested, a knife being located a short distance from the location.”

He added: As a partnership with the council, we recently funded an extra CCTV camera at the location.

“A review was undertaken, and a suspect identified as entering at 03:48hrs – leaving at 03:50hrs towards Stansty Road.

“As I said above, a rare incident but disappointing when they do happen.

“I hope you take some comfort from the prompt response and that this individual is now ‘helping’ us with our enquiries.”

The remainder of Insp Hughes’ daily report can be found below:

Good afternoon all,

Bit of a wet and windy start to the week, but at least the weather was generally good over the weekend. It certainly shone on Saturday afternoon when Wrexham had a great result against Torquay.

Over 9,900 in attendance and the officers that worked reported a great atmosphere. I’m sure the 6-0 score assisted with that.

The food festival was also a great success and very well attended along with the concern on Sunday evening. The weekend staff certainly did their bit to keep you safe over the weekend and I have a few things to raise as below.

I highlight these to evidence the work in your community and stress that whilst a couple are concerning, they are not typical of daily incidents. I hope by now my almost daily updates highlight the fact that locally we have very few serious or significant crimes.

Of course, they do happen and will happen. Sadly that’s the balance of probability. But on the whole, we are good at identifying the risk and taking the appropriate action at the appropriate time. Please take some comfort in this, that and the fact that you have some really keen and committed officers here in Wrexham and believe me they are working intensely hard to keep you all as safe as possible.

So onto the summary: –

Officers were called to an address on Crescent Close on Saturday morning; this was following a report of an argument and possibility someone being assaulted. One male was arrested on suspicion of assault and has since been charged with a number of domestic related offences including damage, theft and assault.

Domestic violence is a force priority, regardless of gender. If you are a victim, we are there for you and will support you. Don’t try and excuse violence in the home address, do not tolerate it, report it.

At 17:30hrs on Saturday evening officers attended the report of a collapsed female on Powell Road. On arrival, a heavily intoxicated female was located who lashed out at officers who were helping her. She has since been charged with being drunk and disorder.

Fascinating fact time. Do you know drunkenness is the only thing a uniformed patrol officer can be an expert in? I’m not sure of what the prerequisite for this are or the qualification… but a fact is a fact.

Officers attended a number of reports of shoplifting – still Border Retail is the hot spot location, and one female in particular is just loving it there at the moment.

We are out looking for her as we speak, and at present she is suspected to have committed five offences in the last week and is also wanted on warrant. She won’t be going anywhere when we find her, other than straight to court of course.

Officer had to attend an incident of disorder at 22:30hrs on the evening of Saturday 24th. This was at a public house in the Acton area and following a report of a large fight.

During the incident, a number of people have got involved and a CCTV review is ongoing before interviews commence.

Not a location we are ever called to, and disappointing behaviour from all involved. Sadly, it seems to have started following an argument amongst children.

Staff at a school on Brynycabanau Road have advised that they suspect ‘youths’, likely local; are entering the school grounds and damage has been caused to a shed. Please ensure and advise your little cherubs that we will be in the area and not to get caught on the educational premises as they may be guilty by association…

Have a great day all, please take care.


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