Police swoop on hospital in Wrexham after ‘bomb scare’ as patients are told to ‘stay on wards’ and site goes into lockdown
- People being told not to enter or leave Wrexham Maelor Hospital this afternoon
- A spokesman from North Wales Police said officers were dealing with ‘incident’
- Local MP has also urged people to stay away as emergency services investigate
Police have swooped on a hospital in Wales after reports of a bomb scare, with the site put on lockdown and patients told to ‘stay on wards’.
People are being told not to enter or leave Wrexham Maelor Hospital this afternoon while officers at the scene continue to investigate.
Health bosses have also warned patients with planned appointments to steer clear of the hospital.
One mother explained on social media how she was ‘stuck in hospital with my two daughters’, describing the site as being ‘on total lockdown’ with ‘no1 in or out’.
Police have swooped on a hospital in Wales after a suspected bomb scare, with the site put on lockdown and patients told to ‘stay on wards’
People are being told not to enter or leave Wrexham Maelor Hospital this afternoon while officers at the scene continue to investigate
A second witness tweeted: ‘Something currently happening at the Maelor [email protected] ..not sure what.. Security currently stopping anyone from leaving or entering the building and everyone has been moved away from the main car park ????’
Another added: ‘@wrexham bomb scare in the maelor hospital.’
Meanwhile, the local MP Sarah Atherton has urged people to avoid the area while emergency services deal with the incident.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford were in the town earlier today but the party confirmed there were no plans to visit the hospital.
A spokesman from North Wales Police said: ‘We are currently dealing with an incident at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Please avoid the area until further notice.’
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which runs the hospital, tweeted: ‘Due to an ongoing incident at #Wrexham Maelor Hospital that is being managed by @NWPolice, we are asking people not to attend their planned appointments (22 April 2021) and to avoid the site.
‘We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and will provide another update soon.’
The force and the health board have been approached for more information.
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