A MAN from Wrexham has come to the rescue of local residents once again today (March 10). 

The Leader reported yesterday that 36-year-old Ben Ivor Owen from Coedpoeth had been giving emergency workers lifts to and from their jobs, having been stuck due to the snow. 

The 36-year-old was inundated with requests - making trips in his Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck to and from some of Wrexham's worst snow-affected areas of Coedpoeth, Minera, Pentre Broughton and Rhos. 

The requests continued this morning, with Ben up and out of the house at 4.30am to take a police nurse to her job. 

He said: "Today has been busier than yesterday by far, it's been crazy. 

"I was out for 4.30am and have been back and to from the hospital since. I managed to take a break and get some lunch at around 12pm, but that was the first time I stopped. 

"I've had cars full from all around the area taking people to the hospital, I've probably given about 30 people lifts this morning." 

At the time of speaking to Ben, he had just dropped a group off at a funeral and was sat waiting for the service to finish so that he could take them back home. 


Ben added: "We'll see what happens this afternoon, today has been manic, but if people need a lift then I'll try and help. 

"Those I've given lifts to have been very appreciative, so it's just good to help."

Ben's kind gestures have gone down extremely well on social media. 

One person said: "Not the first time this guy has offered to help people in these conditions, he's done it many times before. Great guy!"

Another described him as a "hero", while many claimed that his gesture was "brilliant".