A HIGH value fuel theft was among the incidents dealt with by North Wales Police over the last 24 hours in Wrexham.

Inspector Luke Hughes has once again provided his latest daily update for the area, detailing incidents that occurred on Wednesday, July 27.

The aim of these is to highlight the great work being done by officers in the community.

Read more: Police to continue patrols in Wrexham village subjected to anti-social behaviour

On Wednesday, officers attended the first of what would turn out to be five deliberate fires in the areas of Holt Road, Westminster Drive and Moorland Avenue at 6am.

Inspector Hughes said: "These incidents are rare and to have five in quick succession is unheard of, all officers available commenced an extensive search for CCTV."

At 3pm, police addressed reports of disorder in the area of “the peace gardens”, which Inspector Hughes says is 'a local area of concern and one we monitor frequently'.

Forty-five minutes later they dealt with another disorder report on the Llyn Isaf bandstand where a young male was allegedly assaulted.

The Leader:

PIC: Officers were kept busy in Wrexham once more on Wednesday.

Then, at 7.20pm, reports came in of a high value making off (fuel). The person filled the vehicle and large containers within, which police say are likely to be stored illegally and sold on. 

Inspector Hughes adds: "I don’t want to start a fuel debate and locally we haven’t really seen a significant increase in fuel thefts, but theft of used cooking oil seems to be a national problem.


"Likely it is being refined and resold and also used as biodiesel. If your car smells of fish and chips as it drives past I’ll have some questions for you."

Finishing off a busy day at 10.29pm, police attended reports of anti-social behaviour at a town centre accommodation block that was causing tenants 'significant concern'.

Once there, officers discovered that a human 'deposit' had been located in a lift.