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    UK - Poppi Worthington, 13 mos, dies with suspicious injuries, Barrow, 12 Dec 2012

    A 13-month-old girl was sexually assaulted by her father shortly before her sudden death, a judge has found.

    Poppi Worthington was found with serious injuries at her home in Barrow in December 2012.
    Her father, Paul Worthington, 47, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault but not charged with any offence.

    He always denied any wrongdoing and issued a statement saying he did not accept the latest findings and had never hurt his daughter.
    Fresh evidence would be required to launch a new criminal investigation.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35351522

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    UK- 13mo old Poppi - insufficient evidence to charge dad.

    http://news.sky.com/story/poppi-deat...t-dad-10501250

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    Poppi Worthington: CPS backs decision not to charge father over death

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ion-no-charges

    No criminal charges will be brought over the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

    “The CPS subsequently received an application under the victims’ right to review scheme in September 2016. In accordance with the scheme, a CPS lawyer with no prior involvement in the case has completed a full review of the evidence and has concluded that the decision not to charge was correct.”
    Fiona McGhie, a lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, representing Poppi’s mother, said: “Poppi’s mother is understandably both distressed and disappointed by the CPS’s decision not to bring a prosecution regarding her death.

    “She has always been anxious to know exactly what happened to Poppi on the day of her death as well as to secure justice for her little girl. She hopes that an inquest, which was delayed while the CPS examined its decision, will shed some light on Poppi’s injuries and create a path to justice so her daughter can finally be at peace.”

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    Poppi Worthington death: Date set for second inquest - August 21st

    A fresh inquest was ordered after a seven-minute hearing in 2014 determined Poppi's death was "unascertained". It has since twice been adjourned.

    Cumbria coroner David Roberts said the second inquest will start on 27 November and last up to four weeks.

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    https://www.google.de/amp/www.dailym...-unlikely.html

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    I'm not easily horrified anymore. This is horrifying.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/507277...-been-charged/

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    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...owing-11696547

    On Thursday, at the second inquest into Poppi's death, after the first was quashed by the High Court as "irregular", lawyers made final submissions to Senior Coroner for Cumbria David Roberts, who must rule on how she came by her death.

    The inquest has heard 10 days of evidence from an array of expert medical witnesses, with Poppi's cause of death remaining "unascertained".
    Mr Worthington, who denies any wrongdoing, refused to answer questions 252 times, citing his right to remain silent under Rule 22 of the Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013, that he was not obliged to answer any questions tending to incriminate him.

    The inquest also heard that an investigation by Cumbria Police was so botched that vital evidence was lost - and so exactly what happened to Poppi will never be known and no-one will be charged with any offence.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/514052...abuse-coroner/

    In final submissions today Gillian Irving QC, representing Poppi's mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: "So far as the mother is concerned, they have denied Poppi justice and denied her the opportunity of establishing or helping to establish a cause of death.

    Coroner Mr Roberts adjourned the hearing until noon on January 12, when he will deliver his conclusions.


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    Poppi Worthington inquest verdict unlikely to lead to trial

    It took another three years and sustained media pressure before Poppi was given a full, public inquest after a high court judge ruled the original was “irregular”.

    On Monday, David Roberts, senior coroner for Cumbria, finally gave his verdict as to how Poppi had died.

    After hearing three weeks of evidence at Kendal town hall, Roberts ruled that Poppi had been sexually abused by Worthington after he took her out of her cot and put her into his bed. It was this “unsafe” sleeping environment which caused the toddler to suffocate, he ruled.

    Roberts is not the first senior member of the judiciary to accuse Poppi’s father of abusing her. In 2016 a family court judge ruled that on the balance of probabilities, Worthing probably assaulted Poppi shortly before she died.

    Yet Worthington is unlikely to be put on trial. In November 2016 the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said he would not be charged because there was “no realistic prospect” of his conviction due to insufficient evidence.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...-lead-to-trial

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    Surprised to find such little interest or comment on the case here today. I'm particularly interested in the history of the mum, not to explore blame on her part, but really to understand what had happened before Poppi's death, and why she and the other kids have have their names protected when it is presumably quite easy to find her name through public records, seeing as the husband and victim have been named.

    A truly awful crime, and one which raises the question of his possible abuse of the other kids ( or any other kids in the past ). The abuse of a child is a troubling and horrific crime, one which is so heinous that trying to categorise it against other crimes immediately seems insulting to the victim. I can't believe that someone can go to the depths of abusing a baby without having done so to other children before.

    I have read that the mother had contact with social services, and am curious as to it's nature. It seems that hse had some sort of mental or emotional issues, which begs the question: How did the authorities fail to have this family under much closer scrutiny and observation that they appear to now?

    In the cases of Baby P, Victoria Climbie, Jamie/James Bulger, and many others; we know the 'original' names of the perpetrators and the family circumstances. I am curious as to what makes this case so different. Will the father be given an alternate identity? and to what cost to the public?

    Just a horribly troubling and tragic case that raises so many questions.

    Where are you all, WS?



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