Lambeth Country Show

Four treated in hospital after funfair ride malfunctions at Lambeth Country Show

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Four people were taken to hospital on Saturday (June 8) following a serious incident at Lambeth Country Show.

A man and a woman in their 40s, a man in his 50s and an 11-year-old girl were treated by local emergency services and then transferred to hospital after a fairground ride malfunctioned on Saturday evening.

Emergency services responded at around 6.20pm on Saturday after receiving information that a fairground ride failed at the 50th anniversary edition of Lambeth Country Show, held in Brockwell Park.

A spokesperson for Lambeth Council said: “The incident was report at around 6.20pm today (June 8) and emergency services were quickly on the scene to treat four people who were injured.

“Paramedics and on-site teams cordoned off the area and those who were injured have been taken to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

“The situation is being closely monitored. The area around the ride is secure and the funfair has been closed.

“A thorough investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the malfunction.

“Additional safety inspections are being carried out on all rides and attractions at the show

“We thank the emergency services for their swift response and dedication. The safety and well-being of our visitors remain our top priority.”

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