Two Arrested On Suspicion Of Attempted Murder After Man Stabbed At Thorpe Park
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed at Thorpe Park in Surrey, UK.
The victim - a man in his 20s - was slashed in the stomach following an 'altercation' between two groups on a footbridge at the theme park at around 4.50pm yesterday (Saturday).
The victim was taken to hospital and police said he was in a 'serious' condition.
Two men in their 20s were arrested and are being held in custody. Police said the incident is not being treated as terror-related.
Detective Inspector Andy Greaves said: "I'm keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who has video footage of this assault.
"The two groups of people were close to the exit inside the park on the bridge when the assault took place.
"We're still trying to establish what has happened, however I'd like to stress that this incident is not being treated as terrorism-related at the current time.
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"Enquiries are ongoing to locate all those believed to have been involved. Officers will remain in the area for some time this evening and I'd like to thank Thorpe Park for their assistance and co-operation with our investigation."
We're investigating an #Assault that took place close to the exit inside @THORPEPARK on Staines Rd in #Chertsey this afternoon shortly before 4:55pm. See it? Call 101 re: P20166906 Read more: https://t.co/ZG9nvzy7h3 pic.twitter.com/0ZghNcD3OQ
- Surrey Police (@SurreyPolice) July 18, 2020
Visitors were locked down inside the park while police attended the scene, with pictures shared on social media showing large crowds forming.
In a statement, Thorpe Park said: "An incident took place at the Thorpe Park Resort today, where a guest was seriously injured by another guest. The health, safety and security of our guests is our number one priority and we have never had any incidents of this type in over 40 years of operating.
"The resort's fully trained security and medical staff were on scene within minutes and administered immediate care until emergency services teams arrived. We are co-operating fully with the police and their ongoing investigations. We'd like to thank guests for their patience."
Anyone with information should call the police on 101 and quote ref PR/ P20166906.
Alternatively, if you prefer to remain anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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