Fundraising hits over £7,000 for Gorleston beach victim Ava-May Littleboy

The victim was identified as three-year-old Ava May Littleboy. Source Just GivingMore

The victim was identified as three-year-old Ava May Littleboy. Source Just GivingMore

A child has died after being thrown from an inflatable bouncy castle which exploded on a beach.

The trampoline was part of the Bounce About play area featuring a range of inflatable attractions for children on the beach.

"Her family would like to kindly ask for donations to help fund a child's bench in memory of Ava that will be put in her local park of Somersham, Suffolk".

In a statement issued by police, Ava-May's family said: "She was not your ordinary little girl, as anyone she met she would leave a lasting impression on".

One of Ava-May's aunts, Laura Reid, also paid tribute to the little girl in a heartfelt Facebook post.

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The prime minister's official spokesman said: "HSE are looking into it, they are the right people to do so". Sleep tight my little angel.

PA Wire/PA Images Floral tributes left at Gorleston beach in Norfolk where a girl was fatally thrown from an inflatable on Sunday. A 91-year-old man who saw what happened said: "She shot way up into the air - easily more than 20ft - and landed in the sand". The mother ran up just screaming and crying for help. People acted together. The explosion was like a big gun. It was nearly like slow motion.

He said the inflatable was created to be used by one person, and she was the only person on it at the time. "People jumped up to try and catch her but she just dropped".

Supt Roger Wiltshire, the Great Yarmouth district commander for Norfolk Police, described the death of Ava-May as "an unspeakable tragedy".

Police revealed on Monday that Ava-May was the only person on the trampoline at the time, which was in a section of the beach called Bounce About.

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"I can not believe what I just witnessed on Gorleston beach", Kayla-Ann Weaver told the Daily Mirror.

Robert Halfon - the Conservative MP for Harlow, Essex, where Summer Grant, seven, was killed when a bouncy castle blew away in 2016 - is calling for a temporary ban on inflatables following the incident.

The owner of the play equipment on Gorleston's Lower Esplanade, Curt Johnson, said: "We are in complete shock and send our deepest condolences to the family".

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "It is a bad accident and a tragic loss of life".

Eye-witnesses described their horror at watching the little girl in a pink dress, believed to be just four years old, thrown 20 feet into the air when the bouncy castle exploded with a loud bang, reports Telegraph UK.

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