The incident at Adventure Island led to people “running and screaming” through the theme park, according to reports.
Adventure Island confirmed to the Standard the park remains open to customers.
— Nora Nessy🇨🇩 (@NoraOts) August 20, 2021
Essex Police said: “We are on the scene of an incident at Adventure Island, in Western Esplanade, #Southend.
“We were called shortly before 4.40pm today, Friday 20 August, with reports of an assault.
“Our units arrived within two minutes to begin dealing with the incident. A number of arrests have been made.
Not sure what's happening we have been evacuated out of Adventure Island due to a code Red there's loads of Police and other Emergency services here 🙄 pic.twitter.com/8RuXsSfc3d
— Adrian (@adcarr6) August 20, 2021
“There are no confirmed reports of weapons of any kind being used against anyone. We will provide an update when we can.”
A Twitter suggested a fight broke out over a ride and shared a video showing a group of police officers gathered at the site.
Another person wrote: "How can I go to adventure island and a fight breaks and security starts getting beat up."
how can I go to adventure island and a fight breaks and security starts getting beat up
— ً (@iiamraach) August 20, 2021
Another social media user said: “Not sure what’s happening we have been evacuated out of Adventure Island due to a code Red.
“There’s loads of Police and other Emergency services here.”