McDonald's uses CCTV in Wrexham to combat late night rowdies

Published date: 01 August 2014 |
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A FAST-FOOD chain in Wrexham has installed CCTV cameras in a bid to combat anti-social behaviour.

As reported in Wednesday’s Leader, North Wales Police have been called out to 100 incidents near McDonald’s on Regent Street alone since May 2013, of which 40 were after midnight.

The store is often regarded as the end to a night out for many weekend revellers in Wrexham.

They call in for food after a night out in the town centre’s bars and clubs.

The force is calling for help from burger bars across North Wales to help, after Chief Inspector Neil Maxwell described being called to offences at fast-food outlets as ‘a drain on vital resources’.

McDonald’s confirmed they now have a number of measures in place in their Wrexham resteraunt to prevent anti-social behaviour breaking out, including CCTV cameras, security personnel in the building on weekend nights, and they are linked up with the police via a town centre radio link.

A spokesman for McDonald’s said: “We currently have a number of measures in place on Regent Street in Wrexham to encourage good behaviour in and around the restaurant, including CCTV, security personnel present in-store on a Friday and Saturday night along with being part of the town centre radio link.

“Our security department will continue to work closely with the restaurant team and the local police on this issue.”

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