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Four arrested in Alton Towers assault

Four teenagers have been arrested after an alleged assault at Alton Towers.

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Police say a 15-year-old boy from the Black Country had to be airlifted to hospital after the attack.

He is receiving treatment for facial injuries at the Royal Derby Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.

The teenagers, who are aged between 13 and 15 years old and from Liverpool, are being held on suspicion of assault.



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Alton Towers crash ride reopens

Alton Towers rollercoaster Smiler has reopened, eight months after 20-year-old Vicky Balch lost a leg when it crashed.

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Miss Balch described the decision to reopen the ride to the public this weekend as "inappropriate and insensitive".

The owner of Alton Towers is to be prosecuted over crash in which five people were seriously injured, the Health and Safety Executive announced last month.

Today social media users reported "enthusiastic" crowds queued to get a ride on Smiler.

Smiler crash survivors present cheque to Midlands Air Ambulance

Two people who were seriously injured on the Smiler rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers last year have handed over a cheque to the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Leah Washington and Joe Pugh presented the cheque for more than £8701.10 to the service which helped save their lives after the crash last year.

The couple suffered severe leg injuries in the crash, with Leah having to have a leg amputated.

Three other passengers were also seriously injured.

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