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Alton Towers' log flume ride up for sale on eBay

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Alton Towers' old log flume ride is being auctioned online to raise money for charity.

The attraction opened at the Staffordshire theme park in 1981, but was decommissioned last year to make way for the new Secret Weapon 8 ride, due to open next year.

One of the auction items on eBay

Alton Towers says it's selling parts of the ride - flume boats, signage and the ride's former height board - to raise money for its Merlin's Magic Wand charity to support disabled and disadvantaged children.

The items went on the eBay auction site on Monday starting at 99p and dozens of bids have already been made with a "Mind your head" sign set to go for more than £1,000 and a boat for more than £400.

Online auction site bans all items 'seeking to profit from Manchester tragedy'

Online auction site eBay has banned the resale of concert tickets and the sale of items relating to the Manchester attack, a company spokesman has said.

Ticket listing on eBay

Some tickets for the One Love Manchester benefit concert have appeared on the site - but the company has told the BBC it is attempting to remove listings as soon as they appear.

In response to users' concerns, the company has added that it will also ban "any item which seeks to profit from the Manchester tragedy".