STOP PRESS - Adventure Island apologises after 'traveller invasion' Facebook post
Adventure Island UK apologises for it's "racist" Facebook post that claimed it had to close its Southend based attractions following a 'traveller invasion'.
The u-turn came after intense lobbying from Gypsies, Travellers and supporters, a hate crime complaint to the police and a complaint to the Equalities Watchdog.
In a statement just released to the Travellers' Times, a spokesperson for Adventure Island said:
"I have spoken with our management team who have confirmed that the following will be posted to our Social Media platforms very shortly:
After careful reflection, we as a company apologise whole heartedly for any unintentional offence caused by our post.
We understand that the vast majority of the traveller population are hard working and decent individuals.
It’s such a shame that a small minority act unlawfully, causing disruption for both the travelling community and the community at large.
Adventure Island has and always will be a place that embraces diversity.
Again we reiterate we are very sorry for any offence caused."
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