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CPS Review Confirms There Will Be No Charges Over Death Of Poppi Worthington

Announcement Comes Following Review Into Original CPS Decision

29.11.2016

The mother of Poppi Worthington says she is “distressed and disappointed” after the CPS today reaffirmed its decision not prosecute for the tragic toddler’s death
Poppi Worthington was found with serious injuries at her home in Barrow, Cumbria, in December 2012.

In January this year, a high court judge presiding over care proceedings in the family court ruled she had been sexually assaulted by her father, who denies any wrongdoing.

Poppi’s mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, instructed expert civil liberties lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to support her throughout the inquest process, which was delayed this year when the CPS reviewed its decision not to bring charges in the case - a decision it upheld today following a review into the case.

Expert Opinion
“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.”
Fiona McGhie, Senior Associate Solicitor