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19 JAN 2016

F v Cumbria County Council and Anor (No 7) (Fact-Finding: No 2) [2016] EWHC 14 (Fam)

F v Cumbria County Council and Anor (No 7) (Fact-Finding: No 2) [2016] EWHC 14 (Fam)
(Family Division, Peter Jackson J, 19 January 2016)

Public law children – Fact-finding hearing – Sexual abuse allegations – Death of a young child – Whether the father had sexually abused the child before her death

The judge conducted a review of an earlier fact-finding hearing in light of evidence from new witnesses but remained of the view that the father had perpetrated a penetrative anal assault on the child either using his penis or some other unidentified object.

Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 14 (Fam)
Case No: CA13C000119


IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION

Date: 19 January 2016

Before :


THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE PETER JACKSON

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Between :


F
Applicant

-and-

Cumbria County Council
-and-
M
-and-
The Children (by their Children’s Guardian)

Respondents

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Karl Rowley QC and Jenny Scully (instructed by Livingstons Solicitors) for the Father
Jane Cross QC and Peter Rothery (instructed by Cumbria County Council) for the Local Authority
Gillian Irving QC (instructed by Denby Co Solicitors) for the Mother
Janet Bazley QC and Carly Henley (instructed by Bendles Solicitors) for the Children’s Guardian

Hearing dates 25, 26, 30 November, 1 and 4 December 2015
Judgment date 19 January 2016
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F v Cumbria County Council and Anor (No 7) (Fact-Finding: No 2) [2016] EWHC 14 (Fam)

JUDGMENT
(No. 7) : F v Cumbria County Council and M (Fact-Finding No. 2)
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