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Prime Minister offers “deepest condolences” to family of Summer Grant and Ava-May Littleboy

PUBLISHED: 14:55 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:57 04 July 2018

Floral tributes and soft toys have been left at the scene on Gorleston beach where a young girl died whilst on an inflatable trampoline. 
Picture: Nick Butcher

Floral tributes and soft toys have been left at the scene on Gorleston beach where a young girl died whilst on an inflatable trampoline. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Prime Minister Theresa May has offered her, and the Houses of Parliaments’, condolences to the families of Summer Grant and Ava-May Littleboy following the tragic events of this weekend.

Ava-may Littleboy, three, who was killed when an inflatable trampoline exploded in Gorleston. PHOTO: Abbie Littleboy/Just GivingAva-may Littleboy, three, who was killed when an inflatable trampoline exploded in Gorleston. PHOTO: Abbie Littleboy/Just Giving

Mrs May responded to a question from Harlow MP Robert Halfon during Prime Minister’s question time this afternoon.

Mr Halfon asked for a temporary ban on inflatables in public areas to be imposed, until regulations can be examined.

Mrs May said: “This is a very, very serious issue. First of all I would like to offer my deepest condolences, and I am sure that of the house, to the families of Summer Grant and Ava-May Littleboy.

“I do share the concerns about the incident with Mr Halfon. It is my understanding that Norfolk Police are aiding and working with the Health and Safety Executive and have started an investigation.”

The Prime Minister continued: “It’s too to know the cause of the incident, but if any findings emerge from the investigation then the necessary recommendations to improve regulations will be shared across relevant sectors as soon as possible.”

Ava-May Littleboy died at James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline in Gorleston-on-Sea on Sunday morning.

Norfolk Police confirmed that a post-mortem found the three-year-old died of a head injury.

Her death comes just two weeks after a couple were jailed in Norfolk for the death of seven-year-old Summer Grant, who died having been caught in a bouncy castle which blew 300 metres down a hill, before hitting a tree.


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