Investigation after three injured after coming off Sizzler ride at Cardiff's Winter Wonderland

The Health and Safety Executive said it is investigating reports of "serious injuries" on the Sizzler ride.

An investigation is underway after three people were injured on a ride at Cardiff's Winter Wonderland.

It happened just after 5pm on Saturday 26 November, in the capital's city centre.

The Health and Safety Executive said it is investigating reports of "serious injuries" on the Sizzler ride.

The attraction in Cardiff comes to the city in the run-up to Christmas.

The attraction, which is split over two sites in the city - on the lawn of the City Hall and Cardiff Castle - opened on 15 November and welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said three people were thrown from the ride.

One person remains at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Laura Rogers, aged 29, from Pontypridd, was with her family when she saw the incident unfold.

She said they were playing on the games opposite and heard "a bit of commotion."

"As we looked over we saw all the security running around all frantic. We noticed they rushed to a cabin. They then left with some sort of medical bag. As they rushed past us we followed.

"Then I realised there was an accident on the ride. There were shoes on the floor that seemed to be flown off during this time. I stood for a little while and then I noticed one of the security staff talking to my mother-in-law.

"He told her that the bars had flung open...It was shocking to see for my five-year-old daughter who goes on this ride – also for everyone that had to witness it happening when they only went out for a good time."

The company Orchard, which runs communications for Winter Wonderland has said a full investigation is underway.

It said: "We, as the event organisers, are working closely with the ride owner/operator and all relevant organisations to investigate. The ride will remain closed during this time.”

A spokesperson for Cardiff Council, "We are aware of the incident which occurred at Winter Wonderland on Saturday evening and will be supporting any investigations that will be undertaken in due course.”