WREXHAM Council has apologised for using a 'clearly inappropriate' picture as part of an Armistice Day social media post.

The authority received a backlash over its choice of picture to accompany a warning about the sounding of the air raid siren to mark Armistice Day.

The picture showed a man covering his ears, which some members of the public deemed disrespectful.

One person said: "Appalling choice of picture, a post about commemorating armistice day should have been more respectful - very disappointed in you."

Another asked: "Why would any council member think that was an appropriate picture to put with that post?"

The siren is sounded every year to commemorate the end of the First World War at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

The council has since removed the picture and apologised 'for any offence caused'.

A Wrexham Council spokesman said: "We have removed the picture which was clearly inappropriate.

"We apologise for any offence this has caused."