A POLICE inspector has urged people to beware of scammers after a man tried to pay for a vehicle online with Amazon vouchers.
Wrexham Inspector Luke Hughes gives regular updates on his team’s day-to-day activities.
And following his confirmation on Monday that one of his officers had been bitten by a dog, he said: “Thank you for the sympathy shown to PC Georgia following the dog bite.
“Hopefully the injury heals quickly and there is no lasting damage.
“Unfortunately assaults on officers, dog bites and verbal abuse are all too common.
“It makes life on the front line very difficult for the officers and it is important that I do everything I can to support them and maintain morale.
“The current demand placed on us makes this very difficult, so to see the public sympathy and support for the work we are doing is really appreciated.”
In his latest update, published on Tuesday afternoon, the inspector confirmed that 52 incidents had been reported during the previous day:
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8am: Arrival of Extinction Rebellion and their bus at Mold Road. Insp Hughes said: “Officers attend and engage in conversation of intent and engage in watch throughout the day. No other issues were reported.”
9:27: information received concerning a wanted person – duly arrested.
11:32 am: A man reports having paid for a vehicle online with Amazon vouchers at the request of the seller. Insp Hughes said: “The seller has now stopped all contact and he realizes he has been scammed – never pay ANYTHING with ANY type of voucher.
“Always meet the seller face to face and remember – if it sounds too good to be true, or if you have any concerns… trust your instincts and walk away.”
12:25 p.m.: Report of missing 15-year-old girl – found safe and sound.
1:45 p.m.: Collision at Kingsmill Road involving a rig and a motorcyclist. Insp Hughes said: ‘This requires the road to be closed for several hours while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.’
2:30 p.m.: Concerns for vulnerable man on Jubilee Road – partially dressed and in need of assistance. Officers attend and assist.
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2:31 p.m.: Three youths flee with stock from a shop in Regent Street – CCTV review pending.
6:30 p.m.: Report of shoplifting at a large retailer in Plas Coch.
6:33 p.m.: Report of missing 17 year old – found safe and sound.
6:37 p.m.: Confused elderly man. Insp Hughes said: “Calls are increasing to this address in desperate need of support. The Neighborhood Policing team is doing all they can to help him be more appropriately housed.”
8:50 p.m. – Report of missing 17 year old – found safe and sound.
Insp Hughes added: “Limited activity overnight, officers will be patrolling the town center and outlying areas, dozens of vehicle and person checks are being carried out during the hours of darkness while we are all comfortably settled in our bed and that your police department is very good 24/7.”