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Rollercoaster crash victim 'angry' with Alton Towers

The boyfriend of a teenager who had her leg amputated after The Smiler ride crash said Alton Towers should have known there was something wrong with the ride.

Joe Pugh, who was on the rollercoaster with his girlfriend, Leah Washington, at Alton Towers, was giving his views nearly two weeks after the crash that left his knees shattered.

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Alton Towers statement: 'Full investigation underway"

A full investigation into the rollercoaster accident that seriously injured four people at Alton Towers has begun, according to a spokesperson.

Ian Crabbe, Alton Towers divisional director, said: "May I first say that my colleagues and I are devastated by what has happened here today, and our only priority at this time is to work with the emergency services to get the 16 people affected off the ride safely, and most importantly those who are injured are being cared for.

"Our concern is with and for them and for their safety, and all our thoughts and efforts are focused on them.

"A full investigation is under way, and representatives of the Health and Safety Executive are already on site and working with us."

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