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Cumbrian MPs urge PM to hold Poppi Worthington inquiry

13-month-old Poppi Worthington died in December 2012 Credit: Cumbria Police

Four of Cumbria's MPs have written to Theresa May to hold a public inquiry into the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington.

A coroner concluded last week that the Barrow toddler had been sexually abused by her father, Paul Worthington, and died in 2012 when she suffocated in his bed following the incident.

Mr Worthington, 50, has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged.

The letter has been signed signed by John Woodcock, Trudy Harrison, Tim Farron and Sue Hayman.


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MP Tim Farron: "Public inquiry will save lives."

There's been a renewed call for a public inquiry into the Grayrigg train crash.

Yesterday Network Rail said they will plead guilty to health and safety offences.

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron says victims and their families still need more answers. Samantha Parker reports.

"We know that the Grayrigg crash was caused by points failure, we also know there have been others of hundreds near misses and the job now is to make sure we find out why there are those near misses and how they can be avoided in the future. If that saves lives then it is worth every penny."

– Tim Farron MP, Westmorland and Lonsdale