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Poppi Worthington's father arrives at court

Poppi Worthington's father arrives at court

The mother of a baby who died after she was "probably" sexually assaulted by her father broke down yesterday as she recalled the child's screams the night she died.

Giving evidence at the hearing in Kendal, Cumbria, Poppi's mother - who can not be named for legal reasons - said she put her daughter to bed at their home in Barrow-in-Furness on 11 December 2012.

The original inquest into Poppi's death, in 2014, for "a child aged 13 months" was heard in private, lasted just seven minutes and heard no evidence.

In January previous year it was revealed that a family court judge had ruled in 2014 that Poppi's father, Paul, 49, had probably sexually assaulted her.

Mr Worthington denies any wrongdoing and the Crown Prosecution Service has said there is "insufficient evidence" to charge him.

Ms Worthington said she then stayed at the house as Poppi's mother was taken to the hospital by relatives.

Mr Worthington, 49, is set to answer questions about Poppi's final hours on day three of the hearing tomorrow into his daughter's sudden death.

Her case came to light when it emerged a police investigation into her death had been botched and council bosses had spent £12,000 attempting to gain a media gagging order through the High Court to prevent details of her death from becoming public.

Mr Worthington said the "on and off" relationship began in 2012.

A High Court ruling ordered a fresh inquest into Poppi's death after the hearing was deemed "irregular".

The inquest was played the harrowing emergency call as Poppi's parents tried to resuscitate their daughter.

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Mrs Irving went on: "While you were there, a call comes through from the hospital to the adults there to say Poppi had died, but you didn't get a call?"

Mr Worthington, who has been in hiding since the ruling, arrived at Kendal Coroner's Court with a hood over his head and flanked by police ahead of giving evidence today.

She said she had not moved the nappy while she was in the house, and was unaware that anyone else had.

The judge said Poppi's "significant bleeding" within 15 minutes of the 999 call made from the family home could only be sensibly explained as the result of penetrative trauma.

Coroners can ask witnesses to attend informally or issue a summons under common law powers.

Mr Worthington is among 39 names on a list of witnesses to appear in person at the hearing.

She was found to have sustained injuries before her death - though no medical cause has ever been ascertained.

The formal application was submitted to senior coroner for Cumbria, David Roberts, by Paul Clark - the lawyer representing Paul Worthington.

She said both officers gave her permission.

Other witnesses appearing include Poppi's mother, her aunt Tracey Worthington, and paramedics who responded to the 999 call.

Police officers who attended Poppi's home address in the hours after she died will also give evidence, as will former detective inspector Amanda Sadler, who was allowed to retire rather than face gross misconduct charges.


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