Woman dies after theme park ride

Drayton Manor theme park Credit: PA

A woman from Leicestershire has collapsed and died after going on a ride at a theme park.

Carla Knight, 42, from Barwell, suffered a cardiac arrest after going on the Maelstrom ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire on Friday.

Ms Knight is thought to be a mother-of-two.

Colin Bryan, managing director at the theme park, said in a statement: "Our wishes and thoughts are with her family and friends at this devastating time."

Liz McGinn, communications manager at Staffordshire Police, said: "We can confirm there are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for Her Majesty's Coroner."