Wrexham Maelor Hospital 'on lockdown' as cops block entrance amid reports of a bomb threatApril 22, 2021
A HOSPITAL has been put on lockdown amid reports of a bomb scare.
Patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital in North Wales have been blocked from entering as police deal with the "ongoing incident".
Multiple people have claimed there has been a bomb threat but this is yet to be confirmed.
The road outside the hospital has been blocked off while police investigate, Daily Post reports.
Cops are also parked at a nearby Morrisons, which backs on to the hospital.
North Wales Police said: "We are currently dealing with an incident at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Please avoid the area until further notice."
Horrified witnesses claim officers are blocking anyone from entering or exiting the hospital as they deal with the drama.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have asked patients not to attend planned appointments and avoid the site.
One said: "Nobody is allowed in or out of the hospital. It’s in lockdown.
"If you’re on a ward you’ve been told to stay on the ward.
"We don’t know what’s going on."
Another added: "Something currently happening at the Maelor in
@wrexham ..not sure what.. Security currently stopping anyone from leaving or entering the building and everyone has been moved away from the main car park ????"
While one person said: "@wrexham bomb scare in the maelor hospital."
Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton has urged people to avoid the area while emergency services deal with the incident.
Town Inspector Luke Hughes said: “Officers will support the hospital staff and provide reassurance until the incident is concluded.
“I would urge all members of the public to avoid the area to prevent congestion and allow officers to resolve the incident as promptly as possible.”
A local school has also offered to look after children whose parents are unable to pick them up if they are stuck inside.
There were fears the incident could be linked to Keir Starmer visiting First Minister Mark Drakeford in the town but the Labour leader has since left North Wales.
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