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Down’s syndrome girl turned away from trampoline park

Upset: The Sawbridge family PICTURE: LEICESTER MERCURY/BPM MEDIA

A GIRL of eight with Down’s syndrome was left ‘crying her eyes out’ when she was turned away from a trampoline park which demanded a doctor’s note.

Poppy-Mae Sawbridge was with parents Lewis and Rebecca, and siblings Lilly-Star, and Summer-Rae, when she was refused entry to the Flip Out park in Leicester because of new safety rules.

Her dad said: ‘We’ve never heard anything like this before.

‘It wasn’t advertised in the building, they just handed my wife a laminated piece of paper that apparently explained the rules.’

The company said the rules were on its website and were based on advice from the Down’s Syndrome Association and British Gymnastics Association. Franchisee Aftab Patel said: ‘We want to make sure it’s safe for everyone.’