The company which runs Lightwater Valley theme park in North Yorkshire is to be prosecuted over an incident which saw a 7-year-old boy injured after falling from a rollercoaster at the park.

It happened in May, 2019. At the time, the child was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary by Yorkshire Air Ambulance, in a 'critical' condition after falling from the Twister ride.

The boy was later discharged from hospital to recover at home.

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After an investigation, the Health and Safety Executive announced in a statement on Wednesday it was prosecuting Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd under the Health and Safety at Work act.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd that it will be prosecuted after a seven-year-old boy was ejected from a Twister ride at its theme park in North Stainley, Ripon on 30 May 2019.

Health and Safety Executive statement

A date for a first hearing has yet to be confirmed.