North East Wales

Rhosllanerchrugog car fires lead to police appeal

Police and firefighters are investigating a spate of suspected deliberate car fires in one day in a village.

Four vehicles were damaged at Rhosllanerchrugog in Wrexham on Monday.

North Wales Police called on residents to help "stamp out this mindless criminal activity by identifying the culprits."

Anyone with information is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

One car was set alight just after 0100 BST on Monday in Moreton Street, Johnstown, and the flames spread to a second vehicle.

The second incident was at 2345 BST in Owens Lane, when two cars parked on a driveway were damaged.

"Arson is a serious crime and in conjunction with North Wales Police we will pursue convictions."

Sgt Andy Piggott of the North Wales Arson Reduction Team asked residents to keep an eye on their own vehicles as well as watching out for any suspicious behaviour around other vehicles in the area.

"Very often the cars are parked near to residential properties and there is a danger that the fires could spread, causing damage to the house and serious injury to the occupants," he said.

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