Posted: Thu 11th Jul 2024

Warning after reports of youngsters ‘entering derelict properties and building sites’ for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

A police warning has been issued after reports of youngsters entering derelict properties and building sites in Wrexham.

Although no locations have been specified in the warning, police say that patrols have been increased in hotspot areas.

Inspector Matthew Subacchi said: “Anyone entering derelict buildings or building sites can face being arrested on suspicion of burglary, and other offences including criminal damage, trespass and anti-social-behaviour.

“Equally, these sites are not safe, and some might not realise the risks of entering what appears to be derelict buildings.

“This warning also comes ahead of schools closing for the summer – and concerns surrounding children and young people trespassing at disused sites.

“I would urge all parents to play their part by ensuring they know where their children are during the evenings and with whom they are spending time.”

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