The joint owner of a funfair in Norfolk where a three-year-old girl died two years ago says the equipment passed a safety test a week before the accident.

Giselle Johnson, director of Johnsons Funfair Limited, trading as Bounce About, has been giving evidence at the inquest into the death of Ava-May Littleboy. Ava-May, from Lower Somersham in Suffolk, was thrown from an inflatable trampoline on Gorleston Beach in July 2018.

Flowers and toys left at the scene of the exploding inflatable on Gorleston beach in July 2018 Credit: ITV Anglia

Mrs Johnson said the equipment was checked for tears and rips every 15 minutes. The trampoline apparently exploded, throwing the three-year-old up to 20 feet into the air.

Yesterday, the inquest heard how a funfair worker desperately tried to catch Ava-May as she fell, but the three-year-old landed on her face on the sand. The toddler suffered a head injury and died in hospital.

The inquest is expected to run for another week.

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