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'Enough is enough': Harlow MP wants ban on bouncy castles

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.


'Life is just truly cruel', says mum of bouncy castle victim

The mother of Summer Grant, a seven-year-old who was killed when the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away, has said "life is just truly cruel" following the tragic death of her little girl.

Speaking as investigations continue to try to establish what happened on Saturday Cara Blackie remembered her "bright" and "beautiful" little girl in a touching family tribute released today.

ITV News correspondent Duncan Golestani reports:

Family of bouncy castle victim pay tribute to daughter

Summer Grant Credit: Essex Police

The family of seven-year-old Summer Grant who died when the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away have paid tribute to their daughter saying they are "heartbroken".

Summer died after a strong gust of wind apparently swept the inflatable 150 metres across a park in Harlow, Essex, on Easter Saturday.

Summer was a bright beautiful and most loving little girl, it is so unfair that you have been taken, it just doesn't make sense. I'm truly heartbroken.

– Mother Cara Blackie

Summer's father Lee Grant also thanked fundraisers after more than £2,500 has been raised to support the family of Summer Grant.

I never thought our beautiful angel would be taken away from us or that we would outlive her.

She was the most happy, polite and beautiful girl in the world. I still can't come to terms she's not here.

We all love you so so much, you will always be with us; love you to the moon and back, all our love Daddy, Mummy and family xxxx.

– Lee Grant

Nearly £2,000 raised after bouncy castle death of girl

Floral tributes have been left at the scene. Credit: PA

Nearly £2,000 has been raised towards the funeral costs of a seven-year-old girl who died after a bouncy castle she was playing in was blown away.

Summer Grant, from Norwich, died of multiple injuries following the incident at Harlow Town Park in Essex.

The Justgiving page, set up by Charlotte Wilsher, says: "We cannot begin to imagine how the family are suffering at this devastating time.

"We would like to help raise some money to donate towards Summer's funeral costs.

"Summer was such a beautiful, caring and polite little girl! Please all donate if you can."

Girl killed on bouncy castle named as Summer Grant

Tributes have been left at the park where seven-year-old Summer Grant died. Credit: Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire/PA Images

A seven-year-old girl who died after the bouncy castle she was playing in was blown away in Harlow has been named by Essex Police as Summer Grant, from Norwich.

In a statement on Facebook, the Police said a post mortem carried out today found that Summer died of multiple injuries.

Two people arrested in relation to her death have now been released on bail.


Family 'devastated' after girl's bouncy castle death

Video report by ITV News' Olivia Kinsley.

The family of a girl believed to be seven years old, who was killed when the bouncy castle she was playing on was blown away by high winds, has told ITV News they are "devastated" by her death.

People have been leaving floral tributes at Harlow Town Park in Essex following the tragedy.

Police said an investigation into the cause of the incident is expected to be lengthy.

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Video shows police responding after bouncy castle death

A video has emerged showing the police response moments after a young girl died when the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away.

The funfair can be seen in the Harlow Town Park in Essex as police run towards an ambulance.

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