Idiotic kids risk lives climbing roof of derelict stand.
Byline: SHANE BRENNAN Transport and Politics Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNGSTERS who climbed on the roof of Wrexham Racecourse ground's dilapidated Kop stand have been slammed for risking their own lives.
Footage of the careless pranksters was posted on Youtube. It showed two young boys make their way through waste ground at the back of the stadium.
They then climb through debris and up onto the rickety roof of the stand, at least 30 feet above the ground.
The stand at the famous old ground has not been used for over 10 years, as the club has been unable to get a safety certificate for it.
Club director Spencer Harries condemned the boys' actions, he said: "I absolutely condemn what they did. Unfortunately people have broken into the ground and it's a copy cat of similar incidents at Arsenal and Liverpool's grounds. Any unauthorised entry into the stadium is trespass and will be treated as such."
Later in the video the boys are seen climbing down into the stadium and asking for people to like the video before they would post another film of them going on to the pitch.
They then go to the bkoncepts stand opposite the Mold Road Stand where talking to camera they tell viewers of their plans to take a football onto the pitch for a future video.
Marc Jones, who represents the Grosvenor ward which covers the Racecourse Ground said: "This was a highly irresponsible and dangerous act that could have ended tragically.
However, access to the back of the Kop is open because the current owners have not secured it adequately and it's high time they took their responsibilities seriously.
"The site is currently a mess and I'd like to see it re-developed so that the club, the town and the entire region benefits from such a key strategic location."
The land at the back of the Kop is owned by Wrexham village student accommodation. A spokeswoman for the company said they would not be commenting on the incident.
The matter was reported to the police who said there was no report of criminal damage and trespass is a civil matter so they would be taking no further action.