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Pontins issues statement two days after wall collapse incident at Brean Sands

Emergency services at Pontins Brean Sands following the wall collapse. Credit: ITV News West Country

Pontins has issued a statement two days after the collapse of an air conditioning duct put six holidaymakers in hospital.

The company declined to comment in the immediate aftermath of the incident, which happened at the Brean Sands holiday park on February 20.

Now, two days after the collapse, Pontins has released a statement - saying it is “deeply shocked” by what happened.

Following the recent incident at Brean Sands, we take the health and safety of all our guests and staff extremely seriously.

The company is deeply shocked that any guest has suffered an injury caused by any accident.

We are of course fully assisting with the current enquiries and thank the local emergency services and all our amazing staff on the holiday park, for their fast response and empathy throughout this time.

– Pontins

At least six guests were taken to hospital following the incident, while a further 18 were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Wendy Jones, who was holidaying with her daughter Hayley, was among those taken to hospital.

Wendy Jones in hospital.

She suffered a crushed leg and a suspected broken hip when debris fell on her.

Sedgemoor District Council has confirmed it will be looking into the incident as the local authority.

Sedgemooor District Council are the enforcement and investigating authority for this premises and have opened a health and safety investigation.

A heating and air con duct which had been boxed in and attached to the wall gave way. The ceiling has not collapsed.

The investigation is likely to be complex and run for several months.

There will be no further updates at this time.

– Sedgemoor District Council