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Toddler Poppi Worthington was sexually abused before her death, a coroner has ruled. The "fit and active" 13-month-old was in an "unsafe" sleeping environment and suffered injuries to her bottom caused by penetration, Cumbria's senior coroner David Roberts said. Mr Roberts gave his conclusions on Monday following a three-week inquest…
A 13-month-old girl who died in "troubling" and suspicious circumstances has been "denied justice" an inquest has heard. Poppi Worthington collapsed at home with injuries a pathologist suspected were caused by a sexual abuse, Kendal Coroner's Court was told. The otherwise healthy toddler woke up screaming at around 5.30am on…
A doctor said she suspected child abuse on examining the body of Poppi Worthington, who was 'probably' sexually assaulted by her father before her death. Home Office pathologist Alison Armour said further post-mortem examination showed the 13-month-old had reddened inner thighs and bruising and small tears to her rectum, Kendal…
The mother of Poppi Worthington frantically urged her dying daughter: "Come on baby, come on Poppi ... keep going" as she spoke to a 999 call handler. The harrowing emergency call was played at the second inquest into the sudden death of the 13-month-old toddler - who collapsed at her…
A father alleged to have sexually assaulted his 13-month-old daughter shortly before she collapsed and died is set to give evidence in person at her inquest next week. Lawyers for Paul Worthington, 49, had argued he should be excused attendance at the hearing in Kendal, Cumbria, because he had received…
A report which concluded that senior detectives investigating the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington were "unstructured and disorganised" has left her mother "profoundly disappointed and distressed", say her lawyers. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) also indicated there was enough suspicion "on day one" to arrest her father, Paul Worthington,…
Five men have been charged with assaults at a former boarding school for boys in Cumbria. The alleged historical offences are said to have taken place at Underley Hall School in Kirkby Lonsdale. Cumbria Police said the charges were part of its Operation Tweed investigation - launched in July 2014…
The mother of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington whose sudden death was shrouded in secrecy hopes that a second inquest will uncover how her daughter died. The infant died after collapsing with serious injuries at her home in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, on December 12 2012. In January, a High Court judge ruled that…
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