Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2022

Wrexham police deal with group of “rowdy and thirsty” wedding guests and a series of incidents in town centre for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 4th, 2022

Wrexham police officers dealt with a group of “rowdy” drinkers and a series of incidents in the town centre yesterday.

Yesterday it was reported that officers had been called to disorder at a local hotel on Tuesday evening following reports of “serious disorder” involving a wedding of around 200 guests.

Officers from outside of the area were called into assist Wrexham police, with two female officers receiving “superficial injuries” upon attending.

In today’s daily police update Wrexham Town Inspector Luke Hughes said reports were made on Wednesday afternoon of “rowdy drinking” from the still thirsty wedding guests in the town centre.

For three hours that evening officers were called to a few incidents in the Abbott Street area to deal with the same group of individuals.

Insp Hughes said:

Morning and we are fast approaching another weekend and what will see Wrexham AFC play their first home game of the season.

I had the opportunity to attend my first ever “off duty” football match last Saturday, I took my two young boys (9 & 7) their first match too. It appears they have reached the age when they have suddenly decided that they are “into” football and of course one now follows Liverpool the other Manchester United. Arguments ensue!

But they appear united over their love for Wrexham AFC. I suppose it’s this common interest that makes having our own club so fantastic, we all unit with a common interest, it’s a great leveller and brings a great sense of pride to our community. To have a team that is now known across the globe just makes it all that much more special.

It’s also something that ended up costing me a fair bit having now had to buy them both a new kit and ball each! Oh well, if it ultimately leads to promotion at the end of the season its money well spent.

So, thankfully no significant issues in the last 24hrs, no need to call for support from outside the areas and no wigs, heels, false nails or punches thrown about in the same fashion as the night before.

Having reviewed the disorder incident a little more it’s the young “ladies” present that conduct themselves far worse than the gentlemen, very sad.

So what has happened in the last 24hrs, well not a great deal to be honest, of course we have attended the usual variety of incidents but I’m pleased to say no overnight arrests and the officers working today will have a bit of time to catch up on some admin before any incidents get reported.

What follows is a summary of the 3rd August, have a great day all, be good to each other and take care.

06:30hrs: Officers attend a town centre store and locate a distressed male, he clearly needs help & support which is offered. No criminal issues identified.

10:30hrs: Report of two suspicious characters in the area of Solva Close, looking at properties and into a vehicles, officers attend and conduct an area search, no one located but the area will be monitored with passing patrols.

11:00hrs: Report of street drinking in the area of Meifod place, NPT briefed and will pay passing attention to the location.

12:15hrs: Report of ASB near Ellice way, youths throwing objects, potentially linked to the gathering at the local hotel, frustrating anti-social behaviour.

13:45hrs: Officers assist with an air ambulance landing at Ruthin road, usually they use the field behind the old RAFA club, it lands without issue and patient conveyed to hospital.

13:49hrs: Regent Street, report of rowdy drinking, appears they are wedding guests that are still thirsty! Officers attend and encourage them to conclude the celebrations.

16:18hrs: Report of a dog related incident in Acton Park, young child walking her dog when another dog has set upon hers and caused her scratches whilst she has tried to defend her own animal.

Dog owner could not be seen and no obvious attempt to control their animal.

Officer will follow up, but please be considerate to other members of the public and control your animals appropriately.

18:33hrs: Report of female standing on a bridge over the A483 – officers attend and engage in dialogue, defuse the situation – good police work. Support now in place.

From 19:00hrs – 22:00hrs: Officers deal with a few incidents in Abbott street where our “thirsty” wedding guests have established themselves. They continue to conduct themselves anti socially, again the ladies are the worst behaved, eventually matters resolve and they are no longer thirsty.

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