Gorleston beach tragedy - cause of death confirmed

PUBLISHED: 14:49 03 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:15 04 July 2018

Ava-May Littleboy, who died after being thrown from a trampoline in Gorleston.

Ava-May Littleboy, who died after being thrown from a trampoline in Gorleston.


Police have today confirmed a three-year-old thrown from a trampoline on Gorleston beach died of a head injury.

Despite frantic attempts to save her Ava-May Littleboy died from her injuries at the James Paget Hospital following the incident at around 11.15am on Sunday.

A Home Office post mortem examination took place yesterday (Monday) concluding Ava-May died of a head injury, a statement said.

However, further investigation will be undertaken to confirm this.

A police cordon will remain in place until specialists finalise their examinations of the scene and inflatable trampoline, being undertaken today.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to the police or anyone who may have captured the incident on their phone or camera is encouraged to call Norfolk Police on 101.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.

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