Alton Towers owners fined £5 million after Smiler crash
0 Have your say Alton Towers owners Merlin have been fined £5 million after a crash on the Smiler rollercoaster left five people seriously injured.
The company had been warned to expect a very large fine after indicating a guilty plea to a charge of breaching health and safety regulations after the collision, which occurred on June 2, 2015.
A two-day sentencing hearing at Stafford Crown Court began yesterday and the company has now been fined £5 million and ordered to pay costs of £69,955.40 after the crash, which left 16 people injured.
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