A BARNSLEY girl injured in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has had her leg amputated.

Leah Washington, 17, was on The Smiler ride with her boyfriend Joe Pugh, 18, when the accident happened on Tuesday, June 2.

In a statement, Leah's father David said: "We would like to thank our family and friends and all the well-wishers for their support. 

"Leah has suffered a life-changing injury and now has many months of rehabilitation ahead of her.

"We have done this to put people's minds at rest and we would also ask everyone to respect Leah's privacy as she undergoes this rehabilitation.

"We would like to thank all the emergency services at the scene and all the hopsital staff who saved Leah's life."