Children injured in bouncy castle terror

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THREE young children were hospitalised after a bouncy castle came loose from its tether and blew into a telegraph pole.

A seven-year-old girl suffered head injuries and a nine-year-old boy broke his leg.

Both were taken to Scarborough Hospital after the incident at the White House Hotel on the West Cliff in Whitby on Sunday. A seven-year-old boy, Coby Dakin, was airlifted to hospital in Middlesbrough, where he underwent emergency surgery for spinal, leg and arm injuries.

It is believed that the boy and girl taken to Scarborough Hospital were discharged yesterday, while Coby remained in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

It is understood that Coby is the brother of the nine-year-old who was also injured in the incident.

Onlookers attending a double christening celebration at the hotel watched helplessly as the bouncy castle was swept up by a gust of wind.

A resident who lives opposite said: “All of a sudden the bouncy castle took off and the children were thrown to the ground.

“It was terrifying, there was blood on the pavement and people swarmed over to the children to help them. I heard people screaming.”

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident will be carried out by officers from Scarborough Council.