Essex

Bouncy castle death: Summer Grant died from 'multiple injuries'

Summer Grant Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Paramedics were called to the park but Summer later died in hospital

A girl who was swept away on a bouncy castle is thought to have died from multiple injuries, an inquest has heard.

Summer Grant, aged seven, from Norwich, was attending a funfair in Harlow, Essex, on 26 March when the accident happened.

High winds took the dome-shaped inflatable "some distance", Chelmsford Coroner's Court heard.

Paramedics were called to Harlow Town Park but Summer died in hospital.

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A police investigation is continuing alongside one by the Health and Safety Executive, the court was told.

Image caption It is believed a strong gust of wind swept the dome-shaped inflatable that Summer had been playing on across the park

Senior Essex Coroner Caroline Beasley Murray expressed sympathy with the family and adjourned the inquest until 3 May.

On Saturday, about 200 people gathered at the site to remember Summer. Candles were laid in the shape of two hearts and a two-minute silence was held.

A 24-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence and have been bailed until May.

Image caption Teddy bears, flowers and cards were left at the gates of Harlow Town Park

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