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Trampoline park boss faces jail after four kids break their legs

Trampoline park boss faces jail after four kids break their legs

A trampoline park boss is facing time behind bars after four kids broke their legs at his establishment

The boss of a trampoline park is facing a prison sentence after four kids ended up breaking their legs at his establishment.

Philip Booth, boss of Supajump in Cardiff Bay, Wales, failed to tell authorities that four children got injured at his park over a period of 16 months.

The park is a popular attraction in South Wales, boasting 20,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines along with "angled walls, tricks airbag, slam dunk basketball and a battle beam."

Alongside that, the site also features an US sweet shop and Uncle Sam's American Diner, serving freshly made burgers.

The children who were hurt at the park were a boy and girl, aged three, plus two other girls, who were nine and 11.

Cardiff Magistrates Court heard that the children were hurt between April 2018 and August 2019 while jumping on trampolines and into foam pits at the Cardiff attraction.

Four children were injured while at Supajump trampoline park in Cardiff Bay.
Wales News Service

Booth, of St Mellons, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to report an accident at the park.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to ensure people were not exposed to health and safety risks while using play equipment.

Not only were those four children injured, but the court also heard that another young woman suffered a spinal injury at the trampoline park.

However, it is worth pointing out that Booth has not been charged over this alleged incident.

"I’ve assessed this case at the very high culpability, category two harm, because injuries such as this are serious and could’ve been more serious," District Judge Steve Harmes said.

“You clearly and blatantly disregarded the law, disregarded the advice you were given by the council, and all these injuries occurred, none of which were reported, some of which there was an effort on staff’s part to minimise them by telling people to cross things out on forms that were handed in about what happened.

Philip Booth is facing some time behind bars.
Wales News Service

“So for all those reasons, I’m going to commit you for sentencing to the crown court.”

The judge added that he only had the power to sentence Booth to six months imprisonment, so his jail time will certainly be higher than that.

And the trampoline boss won't have long to wait to find out his sentencing, as he is due back at Cardiff Crown Court on 27 April for sentencing.

LADbible has contacted Supajump for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Wales News Service

Topics: UK News