THE Air Factory trampoline park has shutdown.

The Lea Green venue issued a statement this evening confirming the news, which had been circulating this afternoon.

The statement read: "It is with much sadness that we have to inform you that we have made the very tough decision, the business will be closed as of today.

"We would like to thank you all our customers for their continued support over the past years.

"Our business would not have thrived as it has if it wasn’t for your valued custom.

"Customers who have advanced booking will be fully refunded and as for Groupon tickets, they will all be refunded to the original payment account.

"Sorry for the inconvenience."

The £1m leisure attraction, set in a 21,000sq ft former warehouse, opened in October 2016.

At the time, 65 full and part-time jobs were created, though the number affected by today's closure is not clear.