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Youths quizzed over Caia Park arson attacks

Published date: 19 November 2012 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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Three youths have been arrested in connection with a spate of car arsons in Caia Park 

THREE youths have been arrested in connection with a spate of car arsons in Caia Park.

The youths, who are all local, were arrested on Friday and were questioned at Wrexham police station. They have now been released on police bail and more arrests are expected.

These arrests are not being linked to the car arson at The Orchards on Tuesday, November 12.

Chief Inspector Alex Goss said: “The investigations into all these incidents is a top priority for officers in Wrexham.

“We are taking positive action and extra patrols have been deployed. Anyone suspected of deliberately starting any fires, be it cars, hedges or bins will be arrested.

“We are appealing to the public to come forward with information to help us put a stop to this dangerous criminal activity and bring the offenders before the courts.”

Anyone with information can call North Wales Police on 101.

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a pensioner who collapsed minutes after her car was set on fire.

A post-mortem examination has revealed Dorothy Dudley-Smith, 78, of The Orchards, Wrexham, died of a bleed on the brain.

Mrs Dudley-Smith died on Wednesday, November 14, at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Her death came a day after arsonists set fire to her Ford Fiesta in the early hours of Tuesday.

A youth arrested in connection with the incident has been released on police bail pending further investigation.

An inquest into the pensioner’s death has been opened and adjourned by acting coroner for North East Wales, John Gittins.

Anyone with information can call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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  1. Posted by: a cahill at 10:06 on 19 November 2012 Report

    A publicity driven police Force only reacting when publicity shows them in a bad light.....Allowing PCSO's to drive around in police cars and calling it extra patrols is what we have come to expect in Caia from Nth Wales police... its really surprising that arrests have been made given that the usual excuse of an Officer approaching an offender may exacerbate the situation

  2. Posted by: alidyl73 at 10:35 on 19 November 2012 Report

    Chief Inspector Alex Goss is patting himself on the back, he should remember that these arson attacks have been going on for a long time, a poor lady had to die before NWP got their act together and found the cuprits. High time PCSO's were scrapped, they are an absolute joke and waste of public money.

  3. Posted by: Expat llangollen at 12:59 on 19 November 2012 Report

    If found guilty these pieces of pond scum should be made to parade around town with a placard saying I'M AN IDIOT WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEATH OF AN ELDERLY LADY. Of course that is prior to doing some serious jail time. Fat chance of that happening!

  4. Posted by: immy95 at 15:45 on 19 November 2012 Report

    With respect to the elderly lady, it has been found she did not die due to her car being set alight, it was due to a blead on the brain. Still very sad and yes the NWP need to pull their finger out! But these 'youths' are not murders. Thoughts go out to the ladys family.

  5. Posted by: worldsgonemad at 17:47 on 19 November 2012 Report

    @ immy95 With due respect, I think you`ll find the lady suffered a stroke ( bleed within the brain ) caused indirectly by the traumatic experience of witnessing her car being torched, or the aftermath thereof. Nobody ( except you maybe? ) thinks she came into direct contact with the flames. So the mindless vandal(s) were indirectly responsible. RIP

  6. Posted by: liberty1 at 19:46 on 19 November 2012 Report

    NWP, damned if they do, damned if they don't.

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