Should bouncy castles be banned from public places?
An MP in the Uk has called for bouncy castles in public areas to be temporarily banned after a young girl died in a tragic incident involving an inflatable castle on a Norfolk beach.
The girl was thrown from an inflatable trampoline at Gorleston beach at about 11am on Sunday and later died of her injuries in hospital.
Robert Halfon, the MP for Harlow in Essex where a seven-year-old was killed when a bouncy castle blew free from its moorings in 2016, has called for an "urgent investigation" into the regulation of the inflatables.
"These are two tragic deaths of two beautiful little children in the space of a few years and there needs to be an urgent investigation in the regulation and inspection regimes. You cannot risk a tragedy like this happening again."
Police were called to Lower Esplanade at Gorleston-on-Sea after reports a child had been thrown from a bouncy castle.
Lifeboat crews and nearby witnesses battled in vain to save the "seriously injured" youngster, after the incident on the beach at Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.
According to some eyewitness accounts the inflatable trampoline exploded, flinging the girl into the air.
The youngster aged three or four later died in the James Paget Hospital.
The incident is the latest in which a fun day out with giant inflatables has turned to tragedy.
Summer Grant was also killed after a bouncy castle that had not been properly secured to the ground blew away at an Easter fair in Harlow, Essex.
Married fairground workers William Thurston, 29, and Shelby Thurston, 26, were jailed for three years in June after they were both found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and of a health and safety offence.
Should a ban be put in place on bouncy castles and trampolines in public places? If so, should Ireland follow suit?