The Harlow MP Robert Halfon has called for a ban on bouncy castles after a seven-year-old girl died at a fun fair in the town.
Summer Grant from Norwich was killed in the incident on Saturday (March 26).
Mr Halfon says bouncy castles shouldn't be used unless it's absolutely certain they're safe.
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A seven-year-old girl who died after a bouncy castle she was playing in was blown away in Harlow, has been named by police.
Summer Grant, who was from Braeford Close in Norwich, died after suffering serious injuries whilst playing on it on Saturday afternoon.
She was treated by ambulance crews and taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital.
A post-mortem examination established the cause of her death as multiple injuries, Essex Police said in a statement.
A man, 27, and a 24-year-old woman, both from Cambridgeshire and understood to have been working for a family-run bouncy castle firm at the fair, have been arrested by police on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence.
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Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a girl died when a bouncy castle she was on blew away in Harlow Town Park.
The girl, who is believed to be aged 7 and from Norwich, was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital by ambulance just before 5pm on Saturday March 26th after sustaining serious injuries whilst on a bouncy castle. She sadly died a few hours later.
Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are leading this investigation and would like to speak to anybody who has any information or who witnessed the incident.
"This is a very tragic incident where a young girl has lost her life. My deepest sympathies go out to her family. We are trying to establish the circumstances surrounding how the girl came to be injured and I urge anyone who was at the event and witnessed the incident to contact me. Officers are aware of video footage of the scene being circulated and ask anyone who captured the incident on camera to get in touch.
A 24-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, both from Cambridgeshire, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence and remain in police custody.
A young girl has died after the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away in Essex.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence following the incident in Harlow on Saturday afternoon.
East of England Ambulance Service said crews were called to Harlow Town Park shortly after 4pm to reports that a girl had been seriously injured when the bouncy castle she was on blew "some distance" away.
The girl, whose age police have not confirmed, was treated by ambulance crews taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital where she later died.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "Our thoughts are with the friends and family involved on this sad day."
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