We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

summer grant

Bouncy castle death: "I never thought our beautiful angel would be taken away from us"

Summer Grant’s parents have released a statement about her death.

THE PARENTS OF a young girl who died in a bouncy castle accident have released statements about their daughter.

Summer Grant, aged seven and from Norwich, died after an incident at an Easter fair in Harlow Town Park on Saturday afternoon.

In a statement released by Essex Police today, her mother Cara Blackie 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's] so unfair that you have been taken, it just doesn’t make sense, I’m truly heartbroken.

Her 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. 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, all our love Daddy, Mummy and family xxxx. reported that the emergency services were called to Harlow Town Park just after 4pm on Saturday after a bouncy castle, with the young girl inside, came off its moorings and blew over 150 metres further down the park.

Police said that 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 4 May.

download (22) Youtube / Your Harlow Films Youtube / Your Harlow Films / Your Harlow Films

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are looking to speak to anybody who has any information or who witnessed the incident.

They can be contacted by email – – or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 737.

Read: Two people arrested after young girl dies in freak bouncy castle accident>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.