Car arson Hightown Wrexham


logoPolice are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set alight in Wrexham in the early hours of Tuesday November 13.


Emergency services were called to The Orchards in Hightown  just after following reports that a red Ford Fiesta car had been set alight. The fire was quickly extinguished.


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 place.”


Anyone with information is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.