Circus performer rushed to hospital after crash during circle cage motorbike stunt at show in Devon | The Sun

A CIRCUS performer airlifted to hospital after he crashed during a stunt during a circle cage motorbike stunt at a show in Devon.

Emergency services rushed to the seaside town's Imperial Recreation Ground where Circus Funtasia has been entertaining the crowds for the last few days.

It is understood the crash happened during a daredevil performance in which three motorcyclists ride as fast as they can inside a metal sphere.

Spectators said they feared something serious had happened after seeing so many emergency services vehicles head out past their homes towards the circus big top.

One spectator who was in the crowd enjoying the circus show said: "There was an accident while we were watching the circus with the motorbike riders. 

“I don’t think details are needed. It wasn’t nice for children. I just hope the guys are ok."

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Circus Funtasia, which has been at Exmouth's Imperial Recreation Ground since July 7 today reopened after the accident.

Yesterday they wrote on social media: “Following an accident in our 5pm show involving our motorbike riders, we would like to reassure everyone that the rider involved has been transferred to Derriford Hospital Plymouth.

“His injuries are not life threatening .Thankyou for all of your concerns and messages.”

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that one person was injured in the incident.

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They said: "We sent one double crewed ambulance, two hazardous area response teams, two air ambulances and one rapid response vehicle.

"We conveyed one patient by air to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.”

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