Wales

Wrexham recycling site to shut after fires

A recycling centre which has been the scene of several deliberate fires is to close over fears somebody could be seriously injured.

Fire crews, police and council officers have repeatedly been called out to the Prices Lane recycling site in Wrexham to deal with arson incidents.

Problems have been caused by people setting fire to cardboard and paper, said Wrexham council.

There are also concerns that Rhosddu Community Centre could be targeted.

The recycling centre is due to close from Monday, 4 October.

Wrexham council said in a statement: "A decision has been made to close the site after numerous call-outs to North Wales Police, North Wales fire service and Wrexham council's pride in your streets department.

"There have been frequent calls to deal with fires, instances of rowdy and nuisance behaviour, fly-tipping and a report of suspicious circumstances.

"It is hoped that local residents will understand why the decision has been made to close the site.

"Authorities fear that someone might be injured during a future arson attack or Rhosddu Community Centre may be at risk."

The council said residents were able to recycle materials collected at the site, apart from textiles, through household collections anyway.

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