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Police issue warning over Wrexham Facebook party

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The event was discussed on Facebook

Police have warned revellers they could be at risk if they attend a "massive" outdoor party planned in Wrexham.

The event had been discussed on social networking site Facebook, and over 2,500 people had signed up to attend an unnamed location in the town.

But the invitation to the party was removed from the site early on Friday evening.

Police said they had had no official notice so the usual "safeguards" for "a large gathering" were not in place.

The invitation on Facebook asked people to meet on Friday "somewhere in Wrexham to have fun and of course get drunk".

It continued: "A message will be sent to everybody the day before the event to reveal where it will take place."

The post said the aim of the party was for people to get "drunk together" and "have lots of fun outside".

It is worth reminding people that there is legislation to deal with certain types of events and that incidents of crime or disorder could result in arrests and criminal charges
North Wales Police

It also urged people to behave and even to bring bin bags with them to tidy up afterwards.

In response, North Wales Police posted its own message on the site.

It said: "North Wales Police are keen to support people enjoying themselves and are dedicated to providing a safer North Wales.

"However, we have not received any official notification of this event and, therefore, we have been unable to enter a dialogue to assist or support the normal safeguards for official large scale gatherings.

"As a result this could pose an increased safety risk to anyone attending.

"North Wales Police would also like to offer the opportunity for anyone involved to contact us and discuss the organisation and policing of such an event as is being suggested here.

"It is worth reminding people that there is legislation to deal with certain types of events and that incidents of crime or disorder could result in arrests and criminal charges."

But some people left messages on the site sceptical that it would go ahead. It was also predicted that less than 200 would actually attend.

There was also a suggestion it was a hoax.

Last year, it was reported around 1,500 revellers descended on Rhyl one Saturday in January to celebrate a mass reunion which was organised on Facebook.



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