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A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pay costs for bringing a judicial review.Paul Worthington's lawyers claimed David Roberts, Senior Coroner for Cumbria,…
Lawyers for the father of toddler Poppi Worthington, who was sexually abused shortly before she died, have claimed a coroner "overstepped the mark" at the inquest when he recorded the reasons for her death.Former supermarket worker Paul Worthington, 50, believed to have been granted Legal Aid, took his case to…
An investigation is under way after a man believed to have lived in a six-foot shed for 40 years was rescued by specialist officers. The 58-year-old was found at a residential site north of Carlisle in Cumbria in a dawn raid on Wednesday by officers from the Gangmasters and Labour…
Council social services bosses have apologised to a mother-of-three who says she went through "five months of absolute hell" after limits were unfairly placed on when she could see her children. Lawyers representing the woman say Cumbria County Council staff wrongly restricted the amount of contact she could have with…
Lives were "undoubtedly put at risk" when a health regulator ignored information supplied to it by the police about practising midwives, bereaved families have said. The comments come after a "damning" report was released about the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) handling of the cases of midwives involved in the…
The boss of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has stepped down days before a review into the regulator's handling of the Morecambe Bay scandal is due to be published. Jackie Smith has announced her intention to stand down from her role as chief executive and registrar of the NMC.…
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…
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