Poppi fa­ther’s lap­top ‘clean’

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THE dad who es­caped pros­e­cu­tion over the death of Poppi Wor­thing­ton was yes­ter­day told his lap­top did not re­veal any crime.

Po­lice said the de­vice – which the 13-month-old’s fa­ther, Paul Wor­thing­ton, ad­mit­ted us­ing to watch adult pornog­ra­phy on the night she died – con­tained no ev­i­dence of crim­i­nal­ity.

Of­fi­cers did not seize the com­puter at the time – one of a cat­a­logue of blun­ders in their probe into Poppi’s 2012 death. Yes­ter­day, a Cum­bria Po­lice spokesman said the lap­top “does not con­tain any ev­i­dence of crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity”.

A coro­ner ruled in Jan­uary that Poppi was abused be­fore she died, while a High Court judge ruled Wor­thing­ton, 50, of Bar­row-in-Fur­ness, had sex­u­ally as­saulted her shortly be­fore her death.

But prose­cu­tors ruled he would not face le­gal ac­tion be­cause of the po­lice blun­ders. Wor­thing­ton has de­nied abus­ing Poppi and is now liv­ing in hid­ing.

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