Tributes paid to girl, 7, killed in bouncy castle incident as two people from Cambridgeshire are arrested

Summer Grant

Summer Grant - Credit: Archant

The parents of a seven-year-old girl who died after the bouncy castle she was on blew away in high winds have paid tribute to their daughter.

Summer Grant, from Norwich, died after suffering serious injuries while on a bouncy castle on Saturday afternoon, March 26, in Harlow, Essex.

A 24-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, both from Cambridgeshire, were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence and have been bailed pending further enquiries until May 4.

Cara Blackie, Summer’s mum, said: “Words just can’t explain how I am feeling right now, life is just truly cruel. Summer was a bright beautiful and most loving little girl it so unfair that you have been taken it just doesn’t make sense, I’m truly heartbroken.”

Summer’s father Lee Grant said: “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.

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“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.”

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are leading the investigation.

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Officers are appealing for anyone who took any videos at event at the park on Saturday to contact them. Either by e-mail at scdappeals@essex.pnn.police.ukor by calling 101 and quoting incident number 737 of March 26.

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