St Neots fairground owner “devastated” after first accident in 30 years

Fairground at St Neots

Fairground at St Neots - Credit: Archant

THE owner of the fairground where a ride carrying 25 people collapsed on Friday (May 31) has said he is “devastated” following the incident that lead to a young boy being taken to hospital.

The ride called “X Scream”, which tips and spins passengers round, began rocking back and forth according to witnesses – trapping children and causing one boy to suffer a suspected ankle fracture.

F C Muggeridge & Son have been running the fairground at the Riverside Park in St Neots for 30 years and said this was the first major incident that had happened.

The ride, which was subcontracted to a J Fendick remained cordoned off at the site today (June 3) awaiting further inspection by The Health and Safety Executive.

Mr Charles Muggeridge, who runs the fairground, said: “We are devastated that this has occurred – it happens very infrequently.

“We have been running this fair in St Neots for 30 years and nothing like this has ever happened.

“The ride was subcontracted in and all the details were in order – it’s now completely out of our hands.”

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Was your child on the ride? If you were in any way affected by the incident on May 31 please contact The Hunts Post on 01480 443449.