Youths quizzed over Caia Park arson attacks


Staff reporter

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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