Star closes ranch for good

Michael Jackson has reportedly closed down his Neverland ranch funfair for good – and sold his amusement rides to a Japanese collector.

The pop superstar chose not to return to his Santa Barbara County, California estate after it was raided by police looking for evidence into his 2004 and 2005 child molestation case. He now lives in Bahrain after he was cleared of all child abuse charges.

Jacko had already closed down the house on his Neverland ranch in March in a bid to reduce costs on the property.

The new owner plans to open a theme park dedicated to Jackson in his native Japan.

The artist’s spokesperson Raymone Bain declined to comment on the sale.