Coroner's Conclusions Expected on January 15th
The second inquest into the sudden death of Poppi Worthington has been adjourned, with the coroner involved now set to give his formal conclusions on the case in January.
The 13-month-old child collapsed suddenly at a house in December 2012, before being pronounced dead at Furness General Hospital shortly afterwards.
While a first inquest ruled that her death was unexplained, a High Court hearing ruled that initial inquest as “irregular” and a fresh inquest was then opened at the end of November 2017.
Now, after hearing several weeks of evidence from almost 40 witnesses, David Roberts, the senior coroner for Cumbria, has adjourned the proceedings for Christmas and New Year with conclusions now expected to be given on January 15th.
Fiona McGhie, a lawyer in Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Public Law and Human Rights team, is representing Poppi’s mother who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Expert OpinionHearing the evidence presented throughout this inquest has been extremely difficult for Poppi’s mother who is still obviously devastated by her daughter’s death.
She is grateful to the coroner and his inquest team for their thoroughness over the past few weeks and we now await the conclusion in January. Fiona McGhie - Senior Associate Solicitor