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Family pays tribute to little Ava-May Littleboy, killed on inflatable

By Carla White

A three-year-old girl who died after she was thrown from a seaside inflatable trampoline "could light up even the darkest of rooms" with her "infectious laugh and smile", her devastated family have said.

Ava-May Littleboy died at the James Paget Hospital after the incident at Gorleston-on-Sea on Sunday morning.

The youngster had been at the beach with her mother.

In a statement, her family said: "She was not your ordinary little girl, as anyone she met, she would leave a lasting impression on.

"Anyone that met her would not want to forget her. Her infectious laugh and smile could light up even the darkest of rooms."

The tragedy led to calls for a temporary ban on inflatables in public spaces. Police said witnesses reported hearing a "loud bang" before the inflatable "apparently burst" at the seaside site.

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