Anger over girl’s funfair head bang in Hayling Island

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  • Girl, six, banged head on funfair ride
  • She needed treatment at a minor injuries unit
  • Owner said there was no fault with attraction
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ANGRY Marie Hind has hit out at the owner of a fairground after her young daughter banged her head while enjoying a ride.

Kaitlyn Hind, six, was on the Cyclone ride at Hayling Island’s Funlands when the incident happened on Saturday.

Marie, of Jervis Drive, Gosport, said her daughter hit the back and front of her head.

Kaitlyn has since suffered nightmares and was treated at the minor injuries unit at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Marie said: ‘When I was trying get the operator’s attention she smacked the back of her head.

‘She’s got an egg on the front of her head – I had to calm my daughter down.’

Marie added the operator had measured Kaitlyn against the 1.2m height requirement and the youngster was tall enough for the attraction.

She added: ‘The first couple of minutes when it went fast it was fine.’

Marie said that Kaitlyn banged her head on the side of the seat.

‘I was screaming to stop that ride,’ she said.

Marie was unhappy with the ride operator, adding: ‘I went straight to the manager. They said they were dealing with him.’

But Marshall Hill, one of the co-owners of Funlands said he had no problem with his member of staff and that the ride works as it should.

He said there no fault during the incident.

He said: ‘She just let go and banged her head on the side – she’s not hurt at all.

‘He can’t just apply the brakes, it was a controlled stop.’

It comes after The News reported a mum’s claim her young son slipped from the Miami Extreme in 2013.

The incident was reported the Health and Safety Executive but Mr Hill said this latest bump would not be as it was not a fault with the ride.

He added: ‘They’ve got more important things to do.’