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27 July 2012, 09:36
A public water park in Peterborough has been closed after reports that children who used it had fallen ill.
Investigations have now started at Bretton Water Park to determine what has caused the bout of sickness.
A spokeswoman for Peterborough City Council said: "It is too early to say exactly what could have caused this bout of sickness however our Environmental Health officers are working closely with our colleagues at Enterprise Peterborough to investigate.
As soon as we received information we acted swiftly to close the park so that tests can 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 re-open 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."