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First pictures as Drayton Manor Park reopens

Drayton Manor Park has opened for the first time today after the death of Evha Janneth on Tuesday, on the Splash Canyon Ride.

Flowers have been left by the ride in her memory.

Credit: ITV News Central/Peter Bearne

The Splash Canyon ride remains closed while Health and Safety Inspectors examine the scene, and Drayton Manor Park have closed rides which overlook the Splash Canyon as a mark of respect.

Credit: ITV News Central/Peter Bearne

People at the park today told ITV News Central they were pleased the park was back open, and thought it was the right decision, but some said their thoughts were with the 11-year-old's family.

Credit: ITV News Central/Peter Bearne
Credit: ITV News Central/Peter Bearne

In their latest statement the park say,

The terrible incident on Tuesday has left a family grieving and we continue to offer our deepest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of Evha Jannath.

Whilst the HSE and police authority carry on with their important work, we will reopen Drayton Manor Park on Saturday 13th May. We continue to offer support to all those affected, including colleagues, and will provide all necessary assistance to the relevant authorities.

– Spokesperson

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