VOLUNTEERS at the Miner's Rescue Station in Wrexham have been left "heartbroken" after an overnight break-in. 

Staff arrived at the site on Maesgwyn Road on Friday morning (January 5) to find a brick had been thrown through the window - and the place was ransacked.

Intruders are believed to have entered the property overnight and stolen money from the till as well as caused 'serious damage' to the cafe and workshops within the building. 

Police attended the scene where members of their Crime Scene Investigation team reviewed the property. 

The Miner's Rescue, which aims to capture the stories and memories of those in the Wrexham mining community has undergone significant restoration in the past 10 years. 

The Leader: The smashed window at the Miners RescueThe smashed window at the Miners Rescue (Image: Miners Rescue)

However, this incident has left building owner, George Powell devastated, he said: "It's heartbreaking, it really is. 

"Everyone here is a volunteer, no one gets paid. We do so much for the community in terms of workshops for various groups, as well as the cafe where we often feed people for free. 

"People often speak about how cheap we are and we're probably the cheapest place to get food in town. If someone came in with no money to pay, we'd let them eat for free. 

"It's just so, so upsetting, I don't understand why anyone would want to do this. 


"All we want to do is help people, not only in the work we do, but also raising money for other organisations and charities in Wrexham. 

"We've turned this derelict building into something that can help the community and the people within it. 

"So to turn up this morning and to find the place trashed is heartbreaking really."

A North Wales Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 9.05am this morning (January 5th) to report a break in at a business on Maesgwyn Road, Wrexham.

"It is believed the break-in happened overnight between 4pm yesterday (January 4th) and 8.30am this morning (January 5th).

"Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area over night, or may have dashcam footage of the area, is asked to contact police via out website or by calling 101 quoting reference Q002042."