Cumbria County Council v M and another (Fact-Finding No. 1, Unedited)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division carried out a fact finding hearing to determine, among other things, the causes and circumstances of the sudden and unexplained death of a 13 month old child (P) while in the care of her parents. The judge found as a fact that the father had perpetrated a penetrative anal assault on P, either using his penis or some other unidentified object and that P had died during or shortly after the assault upon her, but that the cause of death was unascertained.

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