Legoland Windsor to close this weekend after threats

Legoland Windsor
Legoland Windsor

Legoland Windsor will be closed this weekend amid safety and security concerns around a now cancelled Muslim fun day.

The theme park cancelled the private fun day with the Muslim Research and Development Foundation earlier this week after receiving threats from far right organisations.

It has now been advised by police to close entirely for the weekend, after Legoland was bombarded with threats through Facebook, email and phone calls.

The BBC said Thames Valley Police is now investigating the offensive messages.

“Sadly, a private event due to take place on Sunday has had to be cancelled due to threats from right-wing groups made against the resort. The whole resort, including the hotel, will be closed for the weekend,” said Legoland in a statement.

“We are extremely sorry that we’ve had to cancel any hotel visits for guests booked in to stay over this weekend. We wholeheartedly understand families’ disappointment that they will be unable to attend and appreciate that due to the dynamic nature of this situation we haven’t been able to give them more notification.”

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