MP calls for more police presence after cars torched

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CALLS have been made for the police to make extra resources available after a spate of arson attacks on cars.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a total of eight cars were ravaged by fire in a two-hour period early on Saturday.

Some of the vehicles were gutted while others suffered heat damage.

Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones says she is writing to the Chief Constable of North Wales Police to ask for extra resources for Ponciau and Rhos. As well as the attacks at the weekend the communities have suffered a spate of similar incidents over the last few months.

Ms Jones, said: “It is vital that anyone with any information contacts the police straightaway. Also, anyone who has experienced even the most minor car vandalism in the area needs to tell the police. No information is too trivial on this.

“Any concerned constituent is also of course welcome to contact me on 01978 824288. I want to see the criminals who did this caught and properly punished. They certainly can’t be out roaming the streets of Ponciau and Rhos.”

County councillor Paul Pemberton said he had talks with North Wales Police on Monday and stressed officers were taking the situation very seriously.

Cllr Pemberton urged anyone with information to tell the authorities, or they could get in contact with him.

A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said: “Inquiries are under way and we are working in conjunction with the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

“Crime scene investigators were called to the scene. CCTV is being studied as part of the investigation.

“Officers continue to appeal for witnesses and are urging individuals with any information, however small or insignificant they may feel it maybe to be to contact officers at Rhos police station on 101. Alternatively, individuals can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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