Five teenagers injured in fairground incident near Ayr racecourse


The scene occured on a funfair ride at land near Ayr Racecourse and was described as a “repulsive experience” by police.

It happened around 9.30pm on Saturday and involved two cronies and three girls, aged between 14 and 17-years-old.

They were all afterwards taken to Ayr and Crosshouse Hospitals for treatment to injuries including broken ribs and a fractured wrist but experience now all been released.

The ride is currently closed and a joint investigation between constabulary and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is being carried out to establish the circumstances of the commotion.

Chief inspector Brian Shaw said: “This was a frightening knowledge for those involved and those who witnessed last night’s incident at the fairground.”

Protect, ambulance and fire crews all attended the scene after being alerted to the affair and the teenagers were taken to hospital.

Officers said a 16-year-old boy was treated for dissimilar broken ribs, while a 16-year-old girl received treatment for a facial outrage and a fractured wrist.

A 17-year-old boy was treated for a minor head injury and two friends, aged 14 and 15, also suffered minor injuries.

Regulate said they secured the area following the incident and they remained at the furore today(Sunday).

Mr Shaw added: “Thankfully, nobody was seriously offended and inquiries are under way to establish what exactly has happened here.

“The trick affected remains closed and cordoned off whilst the joint investigation is below way.”

Other unaffected rides were expected to re-open on Sunday pursuing a safety inspection.

Anne Mcdonald said that her two granddaughters were on the jaunt when the accident happened.

Writing on the Ayrshire police Facebook ge-boy, she said: “They sat down and one of my granddaughters said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable in this hold’.

“She said her legs didn’t feel right, so they moved to another residence and the seat they moved from was the one that came off.”

Ms Mcdonald implied rt of a long seat next to a rail came off during the intimidate, sending a small girl “flying into the ybox face fundamental, then a boy followed”.

“My husband had to tell him to stay down as there was responsibilities of blood coming from his head.”

She added: “It was horrible seeing so multifarious girls and boys crying.”

trick White wrote on the Facebook used of an adult bellboy that he had given first aid to two of those injured.

The fairground involved was not the one in motion at the Scottish Air Show, which took place in the town on Saturday.

Regulate are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to officers to get in touch on the 101 digit.

Ten people ended up in hospital in June after a rollercoaster crash at M&D’s core rk in North Lanarkshire.

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