PATROLS are to continue following concerns about inappropriate parking near Wrexham schools, police have said.

The Leader reported earlier this month how North Wales Police issued a call to motorists in rural Wrexham.

Those who park inappropriately in the vicinity of schools could end up having their vehicles removed, T/Chief Inspector Gavin Gilmore warned.

On On Friday, PCSO Dean Sawyer of the Wrexham Rural team said: "After reports of parking issues and traffic problems at local schools in the area, this morning I conducted patrols at schools in Hanmer, Penley and Overton. 

The Leader: T/Chief Insp Gavin GilmoreT/Chief Insp Gavin Gilmore

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"Pleased to report no issues seen, however more patrols [are] planned over the coming weeks."

Speaking about the issue recently, T/Chief Insp Gilmore said: "Where necessary, PCSOs will speak to owners of vehicles parked inappropriately and provide advice on parking safely elsewhere.

"In circumstances where parked vehicles continue to pose a hazard to pedestrians or other motorists, officers will take more robust measures and have the vehicles removed."