Car arson Hightown Wrexham
Police are appealing for information after a car was
deliberately set alight in Wrexham in the early hours of Tuesday
Emergency services were called to The
Orchards in Hightown just after 4.am following reports that a
red Ford Fiesta car had been set alight. The fire was quickly
Unfortunately the elderly female owner of the
vehicle was taken ill soon after the incident and was taken to
Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
A man was arrested in the area soon after the
incident and is currently being questioned by police.
Chief Inspector Alex Goss said;
“We need witnesses to come forward. We are treating this
incident extremely seriously and have increased high
visibility patrols in the area. Car arson is a serious and
dangerous crime and we are appealing for the community to work with
us to bring those responsible to justice.
“We are unsure at this stage whether this
incident is linked to a recent spate of arsons in the area although
a thorough and in depth investigation is taking place.
“The police, council and North Wales Fire and
Rescue Service are working closely together to ensure that this
matter gets the up most attention.Together we will reassure the
local communities and keep them informed of the work taking
Anyone with information is asked to call North
Wales Police on 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800