A statement on the recent incident at M&Ds:
“I was devastated to hear of the incident that occurred at M&Ds theme park on Sunday afternoon.
“My thoughts are with all those involved in this serious incident and also with their family and friends.
“I want to thank the emergency services and members of the public for their hard work and efforts in coming to those in dire need.
“I welcome the news that the Health and Safety Executive immediately started an investigation at M & D’s and that the Head of Operations for the HSE in Scotland has been in attendance. Specialist mechanical engineering specialists are also involved in the investigation.
“The investigation will determine the immediate and underlying cause of the accident and will look for any breaches in Health and Safety Law. If appropriate a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
“It is essential that a full health and safety investigation is carried out to ensure the wellbeing of those visiting the park. People must be able to use such facilities with full confidence.
“I think it is right and proper that the Theme Park remains closed at this time.
“We must now wait for these investigations to be carried out and give our best wishes and support to those involved and their families.”