FIVE people have been arrested overnight in Wrexham after police officers dealt with a string of incidents.

It proved to be a very busy night for officers on duty there on Saturday night (June 18).

In the hours leading up to that, the town enjoyed a well-attended Armed Forces Day event.

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And officers have been quick to stress that the increased military presence was in no way linked to the incidents which took place.

Police dealt with a number of incidents from two women who were drunk and disorderly in the town centre to threats and more

Inspector Luke Hughes of Wrexham Police station said: "It was a busy day in Wrexham yesterday, I’ll start with the positives and it was certainly fantastic to see so many people out to support the armed forces who were on parade in the “city” centre, coming from a strong military background myself it was nice to be present with my father and my two sons.

"Sadly, it was a busy evening in general, however I will stress no link to the increased military presence. This morning (Sunday, June 19), I reviewed custody to note we had five overnight arrests, including one male recalled to prison, one male arrested for domestic assault and three females for causing issues in the town centre, two of them for being drunk and disorderly and one other for assaulting a female officer.

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"I always encourage officers to take a firm stance on anti-social and violent behaviour in the town centre; it has no place in Wrexham and anyone misbehaving needs to expect to be dealt with robustly.

"As I said, a busy evening and this has carried over into the day, officers currently have ten matters to progress this morning, these include criminal damage, threats and concern for safety events."

Inspector Hughes noted the following further incidents which have occurred over the last 24 hours:

  • Officers respond to a male being a nuisance at the general train station and locate a male wanted on recall to prison – subsequently arrested.
  • Concerns / theft / damage and ASB all reported locally but nothing of significance.
  • Call from member of the public who was distracted at a cashpoint and had money stolen when the machine dispensed. A female was arrested within 20 minutes of the offence and cash recovered. Inspector Hughes said: "An unusual offence, in fact I am only aware of two cashpoint incidents in the last few years in Wrexham, people should always be aware of their surrounds but not be worried about their safety in the town."
  • Report of a domestic burglary – occupant having been out for a few hours and has returned to find that someone has gained entry and caused damage.
  • Missing person / concern for safety – located safe and well.
  • 15 incidents in quick succession including the arrests outlined above, drink driving and general ASB.