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How Trading.co.uk users saw Merlin plead guilty to health and safety breaches before stock tumbled

It has been a turbulent year for Merlin Entertainment ever since, back on June 2, 2015, Alton Towers (one of Merlin’s top tourist attractions) saw one of the worst roller coaster incidents in recent memory, when a carriage filled with 16 people crashed into the back of an empty carriage on the ‘Smiler’ ride. Almost a year later and Alton Towers is back in the news. We take a look at how Trading.co.uk was able to pick up news of Merlin Entertainment's health and safety breach before news sources and stock in the company began to drop. Read on