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The mother of tragic toddler Poppi Worthington is "extremely disappointed" lawyers have ruled out a prosecution over her daughter's death, her solicitor said. Paul Worthington, 50, the child's father, will not face any legal action, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said, despite a court having three times found he probably…
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,…
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…
The mother of a 13-month-old girl who was sexually abused by her father before her death has said she is "angry and disappointed" with the decision not to bring about any charges. Following a review of the case by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), a statement released on Thursday morning…
The father of Poppi Worthington is an ex-partner of a woman who was suspected of grooming the toddler's mother when she was a teenager, a serious case review has revealed. Paul Worthington also has a child with the woman who authorities had feared may have sexually exploited Poppi's mother. Details…
Three senior judges who specialise in family law have told how a lower-ranking judge's plans to allow "live" reporting of a high-profile private family court hearing relating to the death of a child caused them "substantial unease". Lord Justice McFarlane, Lady Justice Macur and Lady Justice King, who all sit…
A father who was identified by a judge as sexually assaulting his 13-month-old daughter before her death, has fled the country, his sister has said. After a family court judge ruled that Paul Worthington, 47, did assault toddler Poppi before her sudden death, Tracy Worthington said that her brother has…
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