Wrexham roof men remanded

Two men who took part in a two-day stand-off with police after occupying an office roof have been remanded in custody.

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Wrexham roof stand-off teens remanded in custody

Chester St, in the centre of Wrexham, was closed for more than 24 hours

Two men accused of causing extensive damage during a two-day stand-off with police after they climbed on to office roofs in Wrexham have been remanded in custody.

Joshua Hughes, 19, and James Haden, 18, who are both Wrexham residents, appeared before a special court accused of affray, assaulting a police inspector, and causing more than £5,000 damage to buildings including to slate roofs and windows.

Magistrates at Llandudno heard the disruption lasted more than 25 hours. Missiles were thrown, one hitting a police inspector in the face

James Haden is also accused of an earlier house burglary. No pleas were entered and they were ordered to stand trial before a crown court.

Police officer injured in Wrexham roof incident

North Wales Police says a police officer received minor injuries while dealing with the incident in Wrexham town centre.

North Wales Police would like to thank the public, residents and local businesses for their co-operation and patience during in this incident.

We appreciate that there was disruption in Chester St. However, during the course of the incident the safety of all involved was our prime concern.

While no member of the public was harmed, a police officer was struck by debris thrown by the offenders and she received minor injuries.

– Superintendent Sacha Hatchett, North Wales Police


Pair arrested after coming down from Wrexham roof

Police in 'specialist public order uniforms' dealt with the incident.

Two men who spent more than 24 hours on a roof in Wrexham town centre have now come down after negotiations with specialist police officers.

The men, aged 18 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including public order, and taken into custody at Wrexham police station.

Chester Street, in the centre of Wrexham, was closed for more than 24 hours.

Solicitors office closed due to 'stand off' on roof

The young men are on the roof of a solicitors office in Wrexham.

The firm says they have had to close their office due to the 'stand off', which otherwise has no connection to them.

It says the men have been there since midday on Wednesday, it is liaising with police, and hopes the situation is resolved as soon as possible.

A man who works locally has told ITV News there are a lot of police present in the area, trying to negotiate with the young men, who are throwing objects from the roof.

Public safety concern over men on Wrexham roof

North Wales Police says public safety is its prime concern, as officers "try to coax two young men off a roof in Wrexham."

There are trained negotiators at the scene, and Chester Street in the town remains closed.

The safety of the public, police officers and the offenders is our prime concern.

We appreciate that the situation is causing some disruption, but we would ask for the public's understanding and cooperation in allowing our trained negotiators at the scene to bring this incident to a safe and peaceful resolution.

– Chief Inspector Nick Evans, North Wales Police


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