Compensation claims at M&D’s near £100,000 in five years

M&D's Theme Park
M&D's Theme Park

M&D’s bosses have paid out around £100,000 compensation to almost 20 people injured at the theme park in the last five years.

Solicitors claimed the sum was handed out for serious injuries suffered on various rides include scarring and broken bones.

Three people who work at the Strathclyde Park attraction had also claimed for injuries.

In the most recent case a 10-year-old boy who was left scarred for life when a golf club pierced his face was awarded £12,500.

A spokeswoman for M&D’s said: “Any claims are assessed and, if appropriate, settled by our insurance company. We would never be involved directly in this process.”

The theme park is currently closed while the Health and Safety Executive carry out an investigation into the derailment of the Tsunami rollercoaster on Sunday which injured 10 people.

Two boys, aged 11 and 12, are still said to be in a serious condition at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, while another boy aged 11, is in a stable condition.

A 19-year-old man who suffered a knee injury has now been released from Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Police Scotland are still urging anyone who witnessed the incident, captured footage or took photographs to contact the force by calling 101 or by e-mail