North East Wales

Wrexham: suspected arson attacks on at least 16 cars

A car targeted in the latest arson attacks in Wrexham (picture: dailypost.co.uk)
Image caption A car targeted in the latest arson attacks in Wrexham

Another spate of suspected arson attacks on cars has led to patrols again being stepped up by North Wales Police in two areas of Wrexham.

On Monday, four cars were targeted in Rhosllannerchrugog and Ponciau.

In recent months, it is thought at least 16 cars have been targeted.

Chief Supt Neill Anderson said: "We would appeal to people to come forward to help us complete the jigsaw and we will treat information in strict confidence."

It is thought the latest attacks started at about 2100 BST, and occurred within 30 minutes of each other.

In January, eight cars were deliberately set on fire in Ponciau in a two-hour spell, and there have been similar incidents since.

Supt Anderson added: "We are working hard to catch these offenders who are unfairly making the lives of members of the community a misery.

"There is an on-going police operation in place and a number of people have been arrested and are on police bail while investigations continue.

"We have information that we are working on, but we would appeal to people to come forward to help us complete the jigsaw and we will treat information in strict confidence.

"We fully recognise these attacks on the communities of Rhos and Ponciau have a far-reaching impact on the victims, but I would like to reassure the community that we will do everything within our powers to bring these criminals to justice."

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