POPPI Worthington was just 13-months-old when she died after being found with serious injuries at her home in 2012. On January 15, 2018, a coroner ruled that Poppi was sexually assaulted before suffocating on a double bed. What happened to Poppi Worthington? Poppi Worthington collapsed suddenly at the family home in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, in December 2012. The 13-month-old was taken to Furness General Hospital and died from her injuries. A full post-mortem report in June 2013 indicated the cause of death as "unascertained". A couple of months later her parents were arrested and formally interviewed, and her father Paul Worthington was questioned on suspicion of sexually assaulting his daughter, which he denied. In October 2014 an inquest took just seven minutes to declare her death as unexplained after the coroner stated he was satisfied to rely on the findings of the private fact-finding judgement. Months later in March 2015, Cumbria Police announced no charges would be … [Read more...] about How did Poppi Worthington die, what was her dad Paul’s involvement and what was the inquest verdict?
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PUBLISHED: 14:19 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:25 06 July 2018 Ellena Cruse & Emily Pennink Left to right: Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba. Picture: MET POLICE Archant Widows of the London Bridge terrorists have asked for anonymity over fears they could be targeted, a pre-inquest hearing was told. Eight people were killed and many more injured when Youssef Zaghba of Ilford and Khurum Butt and Rachid Redouane of Barking, drove a van into pedestrians and stabbed others in Borough Market in June 2017. Police then shot and killed the men in eight minutes. Two of the partners of the men made a request for anonymity during inquest preparations into the deaths in London on June 3 last year. Jonathan Hough QC, counsel for the inquests, said all applications for anonymity had to be balanced against the principles of open justice. He said neither of the women faced a “real and immediate risk of death of serious harm”, if they were named in public. … [Read more...] about Widows of Ilford and Barking London Bridge terrorists ask for anonymity, court hears
THE haunting final phone call of a dad who jumped to his death during the Grenfell blaze was played in court today. Mohamed Amied Neda, 57, told family: "Goodbye, we are leaving this world now". He died after reportedly jumping from his top floor flat to escape the flames - having fled the Taliban in Afghanistan to find a safer home in Britain years earlier. The chilling recording went on: "I hope I haven't disappointed you. Goodbye to all." The chauffeur had lived in flat 205 on floor 23 since 2009. Mohamed's wife Flora, and his son, Farhad, fell into comas after escaping the deadly inferno in west London on June 14. His heartbroken brother, who called Mohamed Saber, described him as his "best friend". A statement read on his behalf at today's hearing added: "Losing Saber was like my world came crashing down. I have faced many blows in life, losing many family members, but this was the worst. "The way in which the fire happened, his death, and the sudden severity of it all left me … [Read more...] about Haunting final phone call of Grenfell Tower dad who jumped to his death to escape the flames
PUBLISHED: 18:23 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:23 09 May 2018 Jane Hunt Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER Archant A Felixstowe company fined £120,000 following the death of one of its employees has been ordered to pay costs of £23,000. SPR Trailer Services Ltd, of Walton Avenue, admitted breaching health and safety regulations in relation to the death of 67-year-old grandfather Douglas Skinner – and was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court in January. The issue of costs was adjourned until yesterday. Mr Skinner, of Chesterton Close, Ipswich, died in hospital in January 2015 two days after falling from a cherry picker after it was clipped by a lorry. The 67-year-old, who worked part-time, was replacing signs by the entrance at SPR Trailer Services Ltd in Walton Avenue at the time of the accident. He had been wearing a hi-vis vest and steel toe-capped boots at the time, but there was no legal requirement for him to wear a hard hat. Sentencing the company in … [Read more...] about Felixstowe firm fined over death of employee Douglas Skinner ordered to pay extra £23k at costs hearing
TRAGIC Alfie Evans was the centre of a bitter legal battle between his parents and doctors over his treatment before his death this morning. The 23-month-old passed away at 2.30am at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool – five days after having his ventilator removed. His devastated parents broke the news on Facebook while paying heartbreaking tributes to the brave tot. Dad Tom Evans, 21, said: "My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30... absolutely heartbroken... I LOVE YOU MY GUY". Alfie's mum Kate James wrote: "Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am. We are heart broken. Thankyou everyone for all your support". Here is a timeline of how the legal battle unfolded: 2016 May 9: Alfie is born in Liverpool to parents Tom Evans and Kate James, now aged 21 and 20 respectively. December: Alfie is taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital after suffering seizures. He will spend the next 12 months there. 2017 December 11: Hospital bosses say they are … [Read more...] about How Alfie Evans’ fight for life turned into a heartbreaking tussle between his parents and doctors – which even saw the Pope intervene