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In thinking there has been a massive cover up in the death of little Poppi Worthington ?? [Upsetting content warning added by MNHQ]

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BreadAndOliveOil Sat 28-Nov-15 23:54:30

I've namechanged for this as i'm local to the town this baby is from.

I cannot believe the huge fuck ups that have occured in investigating this childs death, this child had broken bones and other injuries indicating a serious sexual assault......no clear way of knowing as all evidence had been destroyed by the time police decided to investigate 9 months later. I cannot believe how little this has been reported in the media now the case is coming to court.

To top it all, nobody is being prosecuted for this babies death, not for the injuries sustained. She's dead, that's it. How can this be ?? I don't understand how this is able to happen ??!

I've linked one of the least, distressing articles. This really is one of the most upsetting cases i've heard of. I cannot believe that someone is in all probability getting away with the murder of this little girl. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/child-protection/12019722/Poppi-Worthington-Toddler-could-have-been-sexually-assaulted-before-unexplained-death-hearing-told.html

ouryve Sun 29-Nov-15 00:04:07

Urgh. There's a conclusion of a not so dissimilar case come to light in Sunderland, this week, too. Mum answered the door when baby of 5 months was in the bath and she died of the injuries sustained when she fell during that time. Both parents known to SS and father with a history of violence towards children - baby had injured ribs when she died. My gut feeling that if a 5 month old died after being left alone in a bath, it would be from drowning.

In these cases, there always seems to be such a minefield in separating the unforseeable from the utterly predictable but so many things that have gone on are pretty jaw dropping.

tillytown Sun 29-Nov-15 00:10:39

From that article it seems like everyone involved with the inquest agrees there was an assault but doesn't want to actually say it, why?

WhataRacquet Sun 29-Nov-15 00:12:55

Are the police trying to protect themselves or what? Poor little baby, may she rest in peace.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 29-Nov-15 00:13:10

YaNbu.
Sleep peacefully baby Poppi (a beautiful name for a beautiful baby).
Someone is definately responsible for that poor tiny innocent trusting adorable baby's death.
You look at babies and children and you see all that trust and wonder in their eyes. Why begs thd question. How could anyone possibly hurt them.

KeepOnMoving1 Sun 29-Nov-15 00:14:48

Oh poor babysad
Animals like these should not be having kids.

BreadAndOliveOil Sun 29-Nov-15 00:16:36

An ambulance technician raised suspicions when she reprted that the babies bottom felt 'slimey'. Why werent swabs taken as a basic ??

It sounds to me as though the.police didnt have the ability to think the unthinkable and as a result didnt do their job properly.

AgentZigzag Sun 29-Nov-15 00:16:52

Cover up as in the people who should have been investigating it didn't because they had some connection to the way she died, or the police were trying to cover up the fact that they'd fucked up the investigation royally and hoped nobody would notice?

It is odd that there haven't been headlines in the media at all since 2012, and looks like the only reason it's come out is because a judge was looking at other children in the family.

Almost as though Poppi didn't matter, which is what the state is there for isn't it? To catch children who fall through the net because parents aren't caring for them.

I've only just had a look on google about it and it says there wasn't any evidence for anyone to be prosecuted, but 13 month old babies don't have broken legs and 'suspected acute injuries in the region of the anus' (whatever the fuck that means, how can they be only suspected if they were acute??) as a rule. How were they allowed to bury her 2 months after her death and say there was nothing wrong in the way she died?

Mmmm, very disturbing.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 29-Nov-15 00:17:47

How awful, poor baby. Like you I'm baffled as to how nobody has been held accountable for her death.

AgentZigzag Sun 29-Nov-15 00:21:36

'It sounds to me as though the.police didnt have the ability to think the unthinkable and as a result didnt do their job properly.'

This site says 'Against national protocol no senior investigating officer immediately attended the home to ensure evidence was preserved properly, while no witness statements were taken until September 2013' so no witness statements until 9 months after she'd died. That can't be right can it? Surely you have to take them straight away??

Looks more like they didn't think anything of it at all let alone the unthinkable.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sun 29-Nov-15 00:22:28

Horrific. That poor poor baby.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 29-Nov-15 00:26:56

Keepmoving. They're not animals, though. Animals are caring and loving and would not hurt their babies in this way. Animals would certainly show some people how to care for, love, nurture, protect, love and attend to their babies.
BreAd. Re. Your comment posted at 00.16. I'm sobbing here.

KeepOnMoving1 Sun 29-Nov-15 00:30:39

ilive you are right. Actually I'm sorry to compare them to animals, animals are loving creatures. I too feel so upset about what this poor darling must have gone through and everyone has failed her and still no justice.

lexigrey Sun 29-Nov-15 00:31:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thatsbetter Sun 29-Nov-15 00:35:53

I can't even bring myself to click and read and perhaps this is part of the problem, it's the unthinkable sad

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 29-Nov-15 00:37:29

Lexi. Animals often eat their babies when there is something not right with them. I suppose to stop them from further suffering. Tgey don't do it with the intent of being cruel

BreadAndOliveOil Sun 29-Nov-15 00:40:48

It hasnt been reported until now because the media were unable to, they took it to the high court to get the restrictions lifted.

For some reason local reporting seems to be much more in depth for some reason.

It really is the most hideous and upsetting series of fuck ups i've heard for some time.

lexigrey Sun 29-Nov-15 01:18:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BreadAndOliveOil Sun 29-Nov-15 01:25:25

Im all outraged and upset over a little girl whose horrific death was being ignored. A little girl who suffered and died in a horrific and two fucking idiots are splitting hairs over what damn animal fucks what ??

Seriously ??

What the hell is wrong with you people ? Go and take your pathetic argument elsewhere.

AgentZigzag Sun 29-Nov-15 01:28:39

I was thinking the same myself Bread.

SpellBookandCandle Sun 29-Nov-15 01:37:34

Poor, sweet baby. I couldn't finish reading the article, my heart aches for all children being abused.

Unreasonablebetty Sun 29-Nov-15 02:46:06

That's awful, and no one was arrested for this? Absolutely fucking terrible

Sansoora Sun 29-Nov-15 02:59:03

Ive reported it and asked that all posts with ref to animals are removed.

SpellBookandCandle Sun 29-Nov-15 03:47:34

Sansoora, thank you. So upset by the insensitivity to the memory of this child on this thread.

Fugghetaboutit Sun 29-Nov-15 06:53:22

Someone should start a petition to get this properly investigated. I'm sure if it circulated on FB and twitter lots would sign. I would.

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