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Pair arrested over girl’s inflatable trampoline death released from custody

The scene on Gorleston beach in Norfolk after Ava-May was thrown from an inflatable. Photo: PA

A man and woman who were arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a girl who was thrown from an inflatable trampoline have been released under police investigation.

Ava-May Littleboy, aged three, died in hospital after the incident at the beach in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, on July 1.

Ava-May Littleboy died after she was thrown from a seaside inflatable. Credit: Norfolk Police/PA

Norfolk Police said on Friday that a man and woman, both aged in their 40s and from the Great Yarmouth area, who were arrested in connection with her death have been released from police custody.

Police said witnesses to the incident reported hearing a “loud bang” before the inflatable “apparently burst”.

Floral tributes left at Gorleston beach in Norfolk where Ava-May was fatally thrown from an inflatable trampoline. Credit: PA

A post-mortem examination recorded that Ava-May died of a head injury.

In a tribute issued through police, Ava-May’s family said: “Her infectious laugh and smile could light up even the darkest of rooms.”