Family tribute to Suffolk victim of Gorleston beach tragedy Ava-May Littleboy and her ‘infectious laugh’

PUBLISHED: 22:42 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:20 03 July 2018

Ava-May Littleboy died on Gorleston beach at the weekend Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY/NORFOLK CONSTABULARY

Ava-May Littleboy died on Gorleston beach at the weekend Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY/NORFOLK CONSTABULARY


Ava-May’s family have said her “smile could light up even the darkest of rooms.”

The family of a girl from Suffolk who died after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline on Sunday have paid tribute to her.

Ava-May Littleboy, aged 3, was taken to the James Paget Hospital following the incident at Gorleston beach but later died.

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In a tribute to Ava-May, released yesterday, 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.”

Norfolk police officers were called to Lower Esplanade, Gorleston at around 11.15am on Sunday morning following reports that a child had been thrown from an inflatable trampoline.

The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust received more than a dozen calls just after 11am.

Ambulance teams took the child to hospital “in a serious medical condition”.

Norfolk police later confirmed Ava-May had died.

Tributes poured in for the youngster on social media, with many expressing their shock and sadness at the news.

At a press conference yesterday, police gave details about the victim, including that she was three years old and from Suffolk.

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Ava-May was also named on a JustGiving webpage as the young girl involved in the beach tragedy.

The JustGiving page, set up by Abbie Littleboy, said: “On 1st July 2018, 3 year old Ava-May Littleboy tragically lost her life after a bouncy castle exploded on Gorleston beach.

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