Fairground crash probe near completion

AN investigation into a horror fairground ride crash is “drawing to a conclusion” - almost a year after five people were injured in the accident.

AN investigation into a horror fairground ride crash is “drawing to a conclusion” - almost a year after five people were injured in the accident.

Health and safety chiefs have revealed they are close to finalising reports into their detailed inquiry as plans for this year's event were unveiled.

Organisers of the Big Night Out in Long Melford, near Sudbury, have announced that despite last year's accident they would be retaining the popular fairground rides at the annual charity event - claiming they had the backing of large sections of the local community.

Last year's event, which raised £20,000 for more than 50 good causes, was marred when the Hellraiser ride came off its rails - trapping two people.


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Young mother Zoe Nolan and her boyfriend, Stephen Rogers, suffered serious spinal injuries and post-traumatic stress in the horrific crash as her five-year-old daughter, Courtney-Rose, looked on. A dozen more people were described as walking wounded.

Andrew Hagger , event administrator for organising group Project Seven, admitted he would have liked the investigation to have been finished by now but praised the thoroughness of the Health and Safety Executive.

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