Cumbria

Poppi Worthington death: Date for resumed second inquest announced

Poppi Worthington Image copyright Family photo
Image caption No-one has been charged in connection with Poppi's death

A second inquest into the death of Cumbrian toddler Poppi Worthington is to resume before the end of June, a coroner has confirmed.

The 13-month-old was found with serious injuries at her home in Barrow in December 2012.

A second inquest was ordered after a seven-minute hearing in 2014 determined Poppi's death was "unascertained".

Cumbria coroner David Roberts said the fresh hearing would take place between 15 May and 8 June.

Key dates in the Poppi Worthington case

A year ago a family judge ruled Poppi had been sexually assaulted by her father, Paul Worthington, who has always denied any wrongdoing.

No-one has ever been charged in connection with her death, with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) claiming it has no "realistic prospect" of securing a conviction.

The second inquest was suspended in September after the CPS carried out a review of the case, concluding it was right not to bring any charges against Mr Worthington.

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