Alton Towers Crash Victim Exclusively Tells Us She's Been Abused Online

9 November 2015, 12:43 | Updated: 9 November 2015, 12:45

A teenager who lost her leg in 'The Smiler' rollercoaster crash at the Staffordshire theme park Alton Towers has exclusively told Heart people have been trolling her online.

Leah Washington , from Barnsley says she has been rebuilding her life since the crash back in June.

 She's told us she's been sent nasty messages by people who want the ride to reopen because it's now more exciting.


The 18-year-old says 'It's quite upsetting they want to reopen it. Personally I wouldn't want them to reopen it, but it's a business and they've got to do what they've got to do.'

'It's upsetting to know that people want to go on the ride after what's happened to us, just because it's more of a thrill'

Alton Towers have told us the 'Smiler' ride is not opening yet as they will wait for an investigation into what happened to be completed first.