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Man arrested following arson incidents in Wrexham

A 49 year old man has been arrested following a number of arson incidents in Wrexham.

The incidents were all in the Bryn Hafod area and involved a fire in a skip, fire damage to the front seat of a vehicle and fire damage to the front door of a house.

The incidents took place in the Bryn Hafod area (marked) Credit: Google Maps

The 49 year old local man has since been released on bail.

Meanwhile police have stepped up patrols in the area.

Detective Inspector Lee Boycott said: “A series of fires were reported to North Wales Police. They were all in close proximity at three locations on Bryn Hafod in Caia Park, but were quickly brought under control by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

“We have made an arrest in connection with the fires and a male is currently the subject of police bail pending further enquiries.”

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area or who may hold information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference S021345.

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Man taken to hospital after suspected arson

Credit: Google Maps

A man was taken to hospital after a suspected arson attack at a house in Wrexham this morning.

North Wales Fire Service and North Wales Police have started an investigation into a fire in a letter box in Bryn Hafod, in the Caia Park area at 2.05am. It is believed it was started deliberately. A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters were called to the same street just an hour before following reports of fires in a car and a skip, but police say the incidents are not thought to be linked at this time.

Red hot demand for Fifty Shades at North Wales cinema

A North Wales cinema has had to put on extra screenings of Fifty Shades of Grey because of red hot demand.

The film goes on general release this Valentine's weekend Credit: Fifty shades of grey

The Odeon cinema in Wrexham will run 16 screenings a day to cope with the estimated 9,000 cinema-goers expected to watch this weekend.

The film, which goes on general release today, stars Dakota Johnson as the heroine of the E L James novel, whose life changes forever when she meets handsome billionaire Christian Grey.

The trilogy of books sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Stars of the film Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan attending the film's premiere Credit: PA

We are running up to 16 screenings a day over the weekend to cope with the demand because the advance bookings have been phenomenal, especially for an 18-certificate film.They aren’t usually as popular as more family-oriented films but we have seen a huge demand for this one and especially with it being Valentine’s Day weekend.There have been lots of women coming in to book for all-female parties to see it but also quite a few men booking to see it with their wives or girlfriends.

– Mike Smith, cinema manager

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Building collapse closes road in Wrexham

The collapse is on the A5152 between Brook Street and Ruthin Road Credit: Google Maps

A three-story building has collapsed in Wrexham.

Police say the building was derelict and due for demolition next week.

Debris is scattered across the road at Pen Y Bryn the A5152 leading to it being closed.

There are no reported injuries and the emergency services are on scene.

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