Man and woman held over inflatable trampoline death

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Man and woman held over inflatable trampoline death

A man and woman have been arrested over the death of Ava-May Littleboy, three, who was thrown from an inflatable trampoline on a Norfolk beach.

The pair, both in their 40s and from the Great Yarmouth area, are being held on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter following the incident on Sunday 1 July.

Police say they will be questioned at Great Yarmouth station.

Ava-May, from Suffolk, was on an inflatable trampoline on the Lower Esplanade in Gorleston when she was thrown into the air.

She died in hospital from a head injury.

Image: The girl was thrown from the inflatable trampoline, witnesses said

The little girl was the only person on the attraction when eyewitnesses said they heard a "loud bang" and it "apparently burst".

Sarah Allard, who was on the beach, said Ava-May was thrown 20ft into the air. A lifeguard carried out CPR for 15 minutes before paramedics arrived, she said.

Two inflatables had been set up on the beach on what was a particularly busy day, with weekend temperatures of more than 21C.

The East of England Ambulance Service said it received more than a dozen calls about the fall.

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Ava-May's family said after her death: "She was not your ordinary little girl, as anyone she met she would leave a lasting impression on.

"Anyone that met her would not want to forget her.

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"Her infectious laugh and smile could light up even the darkest of rooms."

Havant Borough Council in Hampshire banned bouncy castles and inflatables on its land after Ava-May's death.

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