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Toddler Poppi Worthington was sexually abused before her death, a coroner has ruled.

The "fit and active" 13-month-old was in an "unsafe" sleeping environment and suffered injuries to her bottom caused by penetration, Cumbria's senior coroner David Roberts said.


Poppi Worthington inquest due to start

An inquest into the death of a baby girl from Cumbria is due to get underway later.

Poppi Worthington was 13 months old when she died at her home in Barrow in 2012. The High Court later ordered a fresh inquest into the Barrow-in-Furness youngster's death after the first hearing was deemed "irregular".

The inquest is due to open at Kendal County Hall

Poppi Worthington Credit: Family handout


CPS: There will be no prosecution over death of Poppi Worthington

Poppi Worthington died when she was just 13 months old. Credit: Family photo

The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed there will be no prosecution over the death of Poppi Worthington in Cumbria, after another review of the evidence.

Poppi died at her home in Barrow in 2012 when she was just 13-months-old.

A judge in the family court in January ruled Poppi's father had 'probably' sexually assualted her before her death.

In July, the CPS started a review of the evidence and have concluded the decision not to charge Paul Worthington was correct. He denies any wrongdoing.