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Oakwood charged over ride death
Hayley Williams
Hayley Williams died at the theme park in April 2004
A theme park has been charged under health and safety legislation following the death of a teenager four years ago.

Hayley Williams, 16, from Pontypool, died at Oakwood in Pembrokeshire in 2004 after falling from the Hydro Ride.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a summons alleging it failed to ensure people on the ride were not exposed to risks to their safety.

A spokesperson for Oakwood said they did not wish to comment on the summons at this stage.

Sunday School teacher Ms Williams had been visiting the park with family and friends when she died after falling 100ft from the rollercoaster in April 2004.

The HSE said the company had been charged under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

The first hearing has been scheduled for Haverfordwest Magistrates' Court in April.

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