Thorpe Park killing: Man slashed in the stomach

A man has been severely injured in a stabbing at Thorpe Park following a fight between two groups. A seen of Park Killing.

The man in his 20s was slashed in his belly on a footbridge near the exit of the hotel in Surrey shortly before 17:00 BST.

The theme park announced the on-site medical team was at the scene “within moments”.

Surrey Police said two men in their 20s had been arrested on doubt of tried murder.

Visitors were locked down inside the park while police attended, with photos on social media showing groups building up as the whist was cordoned off.

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Police said two groups of people were included in an argument on the bridge closure on the park’s exit.

One man was treated for a slash wound to his stomach and is in hospital in a serious condition, the force added.

‘Excellent track record’

Det Insp Andy Greaves pleaded for witnesses and said deputies were tracing “all those thoughts to have been involved”.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or who has video footage of this assault,” he said.

“The two crowds of man we’re close to the exit inside the park on the overpass at the assault took place.”

South East Coast Ambulance Service said it was called to the park at about 16:50 following statements of a person with an intestinal injury.

Paramedics treated one person who was taken to a London hospital.

Thorpe Park said its on-site medical staff provided emergency first aid and said it did helping police with inquiries.

“”The Health, safety, and security of our guests is our primary objective. We have an excellent security track record and have never had some incidents of this kind in over 40 years,” a spokesperson said.

Thorpe Park reopened on 4 July after staying shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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