Wrexham police have issued an update on ASB in Wrexham following several recent reports in the area.

After recent reports of youth-related anti-social behaviour within the Wrexham Rural area, the district's Inspector has provided an update on the policing response.

A Dispersal Order enforced in Gwersyllt last weekend proved successful in limiting the number of youths congregating in problem areas.

Progress has also been made in identifying individuals involved in persistent ASB locally, with two males arrested recently.

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The youths, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were arrested on suspicion of public order and hate-related offences in the Plas Madoc and Gwersyllt areas.

Inspector Gavin Gilmore said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted my officers in tackling these ASB incidents in the district.

“My message to everyone in the community is that we will do all we can to identify and prosecute those concerned.

“ASB has no place in our towns and villages and as a force we take these reports extremely seriously.

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“Those involved have intimidated and harassed members of the public, which is wholly unacceptable

“I would urge all parents to play their part by ensuring they know where their children are during the evenings and with whom they are spending time.

“If we find that these responsibilities are not being undertaken, then I will not hesitate in directing my officers’ efforts in pursuing these channels.”

Tackling ASB remains a district-wide priority for Wrexham officers and visible patrols will be ongoing as a result.

A busy weekend is anticipated, with Saturday’s football match between Wrexham and Aldershot followed by Wales’ Six Nations clash with England.

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Insp Gilmore added: “Demand for police assistance can be higher on weekends like these when people head out to a local match and to the pubs to watch games.

“Our resources can be stretched at peak times, but I would like to reassure the public that we are there to ensure everyone’s safety.

“We hope that everyone can enjoy a great sporting weekend without the need for our services.”