Saturday, 23 January 2016

Poppi Worthington criminal case 'must be reopened'

"The toddler was buried in February 2013, precluding a further post-mortem examination, after her body was released by the local coroner."

"There is now said to be an `absence of evidence` to find out how Poppi died, or definitively prove if or how she was injured."

"The death of the toddler had been shrouded in secrecy, with a 2014 fact-finding civil court judgement being kept private so as not to prejudice any criminal proceedings."

"John Woodcock, Labour MP for Barrow, said he felt `sick and angry about the failures from social services and the police which have meant that poor Poppi Worthington has not had justice for her death`".

"He told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme: `I want the home secretary to step in now and give this case to another force to try to salvage some hope that there could be a criminal investigation after all of the failings.`"

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