Cambridgeshire

Sickness scare closes Peterborough water park

A water park in Peterborough has been closed after children became ill and some developed rashes.

Peterborough City Council, which owns the facility, said Bretton Water Park had been closed as a precaution.

Environmental health officers are testing the water and checks have revealed maintenance and cleaning procedures are up-to-date.

"It is too early to say exactly what could have caused this bout of sickness," a council spokeswoman said.

"As soon as we received information we acted swiftly to close the park so that tests could be carried out on the water.

"We have checked maintenance and cleaning records for the facility and can confirm that they are all up to date.

"It is our priority to understand what has caused this problem and we will endeavour to reopen the park as soon as this has been addressed.

"Given the hot weather we are keen to have the park open for the public to enjoy at the earliest possible date, however we must emphasise that public health and safety is our main priority."

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