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Two in court over bouncy castle death

News / Wed 19th Jul 2017 at 07:03am

Bouncy Castle

TWO people are due in court charged with manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of seven-year-old Summer Grant on a bouncy castle in Harlow.

Summer Grant, from Norwich, suffered serious injuries while on a bouncy castle in Harlow Town Park on March 26, 2016.

She was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital but sadly died a few hours later.

Shelby Thurston, 25, and William Thurston, 28, both fairground employees, of Whitecross Road, Wilburton were arrested in connection with the investigation.

They were charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. They were also charged with failure to discharge a general health and safety duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

They are due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today (July 19).

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