A Man has been ‘slashed in stomach’ in stabbing at a popular Theme Park near London.
The man in his 20s, was slashed in his stomach at the resort inside Thorpe Park on Staines Road in Chertsey this afternoon shortly before 4:55pm today.
He has been taken to hospital and his condition is described as serious. No-one else was hurt. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
The theme park said on-site medical staff were at the scene “within minutes”. Police said the incident is not being treated as terror-related.
Visitors were put on lock down inside the park while police attended, with pictures on social media showing crowds building up as the bridge was cordoned off.
Surrey Police said two groups of people were involved in an altercation on the bridge close to the park’s exit.
Det Insp Andy Greaves appealed for witnesses and said officers were tracing “all those believed to have been involved”.
He 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.”
In a statement, Thorpe Park said: “On Saturday, an incident took place at the Thorpe Park Resort 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.”
Thorpe Park ‘on lockdown’ as emergency services rush to theme park amid incident where 2 people have been stabbed pic.twitter.com/vWGxEISnoS— ⚽ Simon BRFC Hopkins ⚽ (@HopkinsBRFC) July 18, 2020
Unreal day at Thorpe Park! Leaving the park now and friends and I are all okay but something went down here today. The police wouldn’t let any of us leave, they had a screen across the bridge which they’ve taken down, and had a police dog underneath the bridge. pic.twitter.com/e6xohsBUhs— ❤️🙏🏻Sophia🙏🏻❤️ (@SophiaPointe) July 18, 2020