Disbelief on social media after Thorpe Park slashing

People have reacted in disbelief at the news of a man being slashed in the stomach at Thorpe Park.

Social media reaction has shown a lot of shock at the incident which left one man seriously injured and two more arrested.

He has been taken to hospital and his condition is described as serious.

Surrey Police have been carrying out enquiries at the scene and two men, aged in their twenties, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in custody.

Thorpe Park confirmed the incident is not being treated as terror related.

Read some of the reaction on social media below:

Jeanette Taylor: If I remember rightly you have your bag checked and walk though a metal detector to get in. So how the hell did they get a knife in

Karim Hinidy: How come he get inside with a knife !!!!

Shelley Clift: How? Everyone gets searched before they go in

Barry-Janice Forbes: why would anyone take a knife to a theme park!?!?

Krista-louise Pearce: If you’re not safe at a family theme park where the hell are you safe!?! The world of today is a sorry sight. I wish the victim well and speedy recovery

Gary Chapman: Who takes a knife to a theme park

Dawn Mason: I Thought they did Bag searches…

Theme park statement

A statement from Thorpe Park said: “On 18 th July 2020, an incident took place at the Thorpe Park Resort where a guest was seriously injured by another guest.

“The Resort’s security team and fully trained medical staff were at the scene within minutes and administered immediate care until emergency services teams arrived.

“The Police were alerted immediately and the Resort is co-operating fully with their investigations.”


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