1. ITV Report

Elderly woman dies in hospital after arson attack

There have been a spate of car arson attacks in the Wrexham area Photo: ITV News Wales

An elderly woman whose car had been set alight during a spate of arson attacks in the Wrexham area has died in hospital.

She became ill and was taken to hospital shortly after hearing that her Ford Fiesta had been torched outside her home in the Hightown part of the town.

We can confirm that the woman taken ill after an incident at the Orchards in Wrexham on Tuesday morning has died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident prior to her being taken to hospital and are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Hughes

A man has been questioned and released on bail while police continue to investigate the arson attacks.