Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by Rayemonde, Jan 19, 2016.
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Poppi Worthington: CPS backs decision not to charge father over death
Watchdog says police failed to properly investigate possible sex abuse of toddler
Poppi Worthington death: Date set for second inquest - August 21st
The new inquest has begun:
Journalists tweeting from the inquest:
Reports from the past couple of days:
Words fail me...
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I'm not easily horrified anymore. This is horrifying.
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.
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?
A bit late with this, but the definitive account, such as it is, can be found in the published Family Court judgment.
I'm uncomfortable with many aspects of this case, for reasons which I won't go into in detail now, but relate to how the drive for family court "openness" has panned out in this case, giving widespread publicity to findings made on a civil standard of proof, yet with the official imprimitur of the state, certainly in the public mind. He's quite possibly guilt, probably even, but several eminent experts believe what is alleged to have happened may not, or even could not have happened.
Prosecutors considering fourth review of evidence into tragic baby Poppi case
Possible trial? Police seize laptop clue in Poppi Worthington case | Daily Mail Online
Hi have been a long time lurker but finally signed up literally a moment ago. This case really hit my soul and I look for updates everywhere but find nothing. It’s like Poppi has been forgotten. If anyone is interested, would there be any way we could do anything to work towards getting this baby justice?
I just came across this case. WestoftheWicky , it does boggle the mind how this case seems to have been missed by so many. I don't know what we can do. Poppi definitely deserves justice.