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Toddler who died in Gorleston tragedy named

PUBLISHED: 20:07 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:57 03 July 2018

Ava-may Littleboy, three, who was killed when an inflatable trampoline exploded in Gorleston. PHOTO: Abbie Littleboy/Just Giving

Ava-may Littleboy, three, who was killed when an inflatable trampoline exploded in Gorleston. PHOTO: Abbie Littleboy/Just Giving

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The three-year-old victim of a trampoline incident has been named.

Ava-May Littleboy died at Gorleston beach on the morning of Sunday, July 1 after she was thrown from a trampoline.

A Just Giving webpage has now been set up for Ava-May, who died from her injuries at James Paget Hospital, by Abbie Littleboy.

The page description said: “On 1st July 2018, 3 year old Ava-May Littleboy tragically lost her life after a bouncy castle exploded on Gorleston 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.”

The page was looking to raise £1,500, but had raised more than £2,600 just six hours after being set up.

Ava-May’s aunts have led tributes. Laura Reid posted on Facebook: “I will love you always and forever. Sleep tight my little angel.”

Abbie Littleboy also posted on Facebook: “Please take a read of our story and help raise money for our beautiful angel.”

Supt Roger Wiltshire from Norfolk Police said: “My understanding is that the mother had a conversation with the stall holder and the child went on the equipment.

“The trampoline was designed just for one person to use and she was the only person there at the time. As far as I understand her mother was watching nearby,

“I am a dad myself and I cannot imagine what the family are going through.

“You go to a place like Gorleston for a day out and then this happens.”

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