Posted: Wed 17th Aug 2022

Stinger deployed to stop vehicle during police pursuit for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

A stinger was deployed on Cefn Road last night to stop a vehicle during a police pursuit.

In his daily update Wrexham Inspector Luke Hughes detailed the incident and others that have happened in the town centre in the last 24 hours.

Insp Hughes said: Afternoon All

Forgive the lateness of my updates over the last few days. As well as being a keen and incredibly enthusiastic police officer, I’m also the father of two young boys. So, when it’s my turn to get them to holiday club, as well as doing my morning reviews and daily briefing, as well as typing this for you good people, I just simply don’t have enough time in the morning.

Normal service will resume soon, but at present I’m a few hours behind where I need to be.

So, a steady day in Wrexham City yesterday, a few things of note as below and of course, the usual caveat applied in terms of sensitive jobs, but I can assure you that you’re getting as much as I can reveal.

I noted a few comments on my update yesterday that alluded to poor service, or late attendance at incidents. I’m always keen to understand what we can do to improve service locally. We don’t get everything right every time, but I can assure you that the officers in Wrexham do as much as they can and as fast as they can.

I am incredibly proud of what we are achieving locally. But we all have a collective responsibility to improve our community so think positive, get involved and held us make Wrexham the best place to live and work.

Also, to remind you all that this page and my responsibility only sits with Wrexham City (WX) – I don’t cover the outlying villages such as Rhos, Ruabon, Chirk, Gresford etc. They are covered by Wrexham Rural (WR) and Inspector Gav Gilmore, based at Rhos. They have their own page should you wish to follow them too.

Ok, now onto the review.

Two in custody this morning, both for assault, one which I will release more info on later today and the other an arrest late last night which is still under review.

09:44hrs: Eight jars of honey stolen from a large retailer in Plas Coch. Named suspect and different to our honey thief a few days ago.

Am I missing something? Since when did honey become such a valuable commodity?

Is it to be the new bacon/coffee, which are usually the fastest selling items on the underground market? But honey!! How odd. Anyway, named suspect and enquiries ongoing. They will obviously find themselves in a sticky situation and it won’t ‘Bee’ long until he’s in custody… sorry….

09:48hrs: Call to Wrexham general train station, distressed male. Support offered and a potential tragedy avoided.

09:58hrs: Neighbourhood dispute – NPT aware and will mediate.

10:04hrs: Concern for female – located safe & well.

11:42hrs: Reports of a suspicious male in The Homestead. Seen at around 11.20am, described as around 5’10”, slim build, short mousey coloured hair, late 20s, and wearing a navy blue hoody, black trousers and trainers. Also that at around 9pm last night, a male was seen walking past properties with a black hoodie and mask.

Officers attend and no one seen, could be innocent but officers will increase patrols – please let us know if you see anything suspicious.

13:21hrs: Cobden Road alarm activation on a property – possibly a fire alarm – all in order on arrival.

13:56hrs: Call to Wrexham courts rather animated male outside who is given “suitable” words of advice.

15:13hrs: First of what will turn out to be two reports of passing counterfeit £50 notes at two local retailers.

One suspect is described as around 5’6” and wearing a dark blue Nike jumper, grey tracksuit bottoms with black shoes and a bag. The other was around 6ft and wearing a black cap, a black Nike jumper, grey shorts and black shoes.

CCTV collected today and will be circulated in due course. Note to retailers – if possible, don’t accept £50 at all. I understand that these are very good copies so if in doubt it’s a no.

16:37hrs: Two TVs walk out of a retailer on Island Green. They are assisted by a female suspect described as wearing a pink top. I recall one walked out a few days ago too. I suspect all three to be linked.

17:42hrs: Officers support fire service at a house fire on Herbert Jennings Avenue.

19:18hrs: Reports of bike stolen from the area of Island Green, Carrera in Blue, Green and White – taken at some point between 1.30pm and 7pm. – If you see an abandoned bike in the area, contact and quote B123978

22:41hrs: Pursuit – vehicles makes off from officers. Stinger deployed on Cefn Road and vehicles stops, occupants make off on foot and are lost. Whilst we didn’t get them in custody at least we have removed a vehicle that could have been used in crime.

23:54hrs: Officers deal with a concern for a female in the city centre, engage in conversation and removed from danger – good police work.

00:32hrs: Report of ASB / Disorder outside a fast-food restaurant on Regent Street. Two names provided that are coming to attention too often, officers will follow up with CCTV and other targeted intervention.

01:14hrs: Disorder in licensed premises – one male removed.

01:15hrs: Male arrested for assault – remains in custody.

09:03hrs (today): RTC – King Street – one vehicle collision with lamppost. Ambulance attend.

And onto the next day, speak soon and take care.

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