More ride closures at Alton Towers

alton_towers Alton Towers have shut down four more rides, days after a young woman had her leg amputated after the Smiler crash.

The new Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure has been closed from earlier in the week, after it had malfunctioned. The Smiler, Oblivion and Enterprise also remain closed, while the Sonic Spinball ride was shut down to be made safer.

An Alton Towers spokeswoman said: "Following an incident on June 10 the Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure will be closed. A minor technical delay caused the ride to stop and a guest became agitated. In line with standard procedures, the ride was therefore evacuated and Alton Towers Resort staff followed all normal processes to ensure guests were taken off the ride quickly and safely."

"As a precaution, Alton Towers is now conducting thorough checks of the ride before it re-opens to guests."

Nick Varney, CEO Merlin Entertainments said: "We are deeply saddened by the news about Leah and all our thoughts are with her and her family. We cannot undo the events of last week but everyone in the company and at Alton Towers is determined to do all we can to provide appropriate support to those who were injured and their families."

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