‘No safety concerns’ as 8-year-old boy dies after birthday party at soft play center

Walsall Council said today that the eight-year-old’s death is not related to safety issues at the business. The young man was rushed to hospital after suffering suspected cardiac arrest while in Crash Bang Wallop on Tuesday.

Walsall Council has said that
Walsall Council has said there are “no safety concerns” over Crash Bang Wallop after a boy was rushed to hospital from the center while celebrating his birthday.

There are no security concerns at a soft play center after a boy died of suspected cardiac arrest following a visit there, the local council said.

Walsall Council said today that the eight-year-old’s death is not related to safety issues at the business.

The young man died in hospital after being rushed out of Crash Bang Wallop on Tuesday afternoon.

West Midlands Police are not treating her death as suspicious and have referred the incident to the coroner, BirminghamMail reports.

A spokesperson for Walsall Council said: “We are aware of the tragic incident that took place at Crash, Bang, Wallop and there is no indication that it is related to any safety-related issues at the business.

“Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.”

Flowers left at the soft play center in Walsall



Yesterday, his grandmother said that the boy was at the children’s play center celebrating his birthday.

Wendy Sarah Dean, who identified herself as her “babysitter” on Facebook, thanked staff and the public for helping the family, along with ambulance crews and hospital staff, BirminghamLive reports.

She told BlackCountryLive: “I would like to thank all the Crash Bang Wallop staff and also the members of the public who helped and supported.

“The entire ambulance staff and the entire team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. It was her eighth birthday when it happened and she passed away in the early hours of the next day.

“We are all devastated, to say the least.”

Flowers are left outside Crash Bang Wallop after a boy died of suspected cardiac arrest



A post on Crash Bang Wallop’s Facebook page thanked staff for “acting in accordance with their training” and also thanked emergency services who “responded quickly” after being alerted to the incident.

Crash Bang Wallop said yesterday: “We are deeply saddened to hear that the little boy, who we believe went into cardiac arrest yesterday, passed away today.

“Our deepest condolences to his family and our thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time.

“We would like to thank our staff for acting in accordance with their training and providing the necessary first aid and CPR until emergency services arrived.

“We would also like to thank the emergency services for their quick response and additional assistance today.

“An additional thank you to the kind people who helped in a difficult situation that no one could have foreseen. Rest in peace.”

An air ambulance was called at around 4:30pm Tuesday to take the boy to Birmingham Children’s Hospital from Crash Bang Wallop, on Lindon Road in Walsall, near Birmingham.

Paramedics found the boy in critical condition and gave him life support at the scene, Birmingham Live reported.

He later died in hospital.

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