Seven of the eight children taken to hospital after an inflatable slide collapsed during a fireworks night event in Surrey have been discharged, police said.
The children had reportedly suffered ‘potentially serious injuries’ when the inflatable collapsed at around 7.30pm on Saturday.
In a statement this morning, Surrey Police said: ‘Following last night’s evacuation of Woking Park after children fell from an inflatable slide, we are pleased to update that seven of the eight victims were discharged overnight.
‘The eighth victim was kept in overnight for observations, but his injuries are not thought to be significant.
‘The investigation will now sit with the Health and Safety Executive.’
At the time Surrey Police declared a major incident after ‘a number of children fell from the slide’.
One parent, Carl Baccus, told BBC Radio 5 Live that his five-year-old son asked to go on the slide when they arrived at the event, but he refused because it looked ‘so dangerous’.
He said he could see ‘at least 20’ children on the slide and his ‘parental instinct’ told him it was a bad idea.
An eyewitness also described seeing ‘about 40 children’ on the slide, which is about 30ft (9m) high when fully inflated.
The deflated inflatable remains in place at Woking Park, which has been sealed off after Saturday night’s incident.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or has video or pictures of what happened, to make contact with Surrey Police via 101, or surrey.police.uk/ReportIt, quoting reference PR/P18262524.
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