Re M-B (Children)

Child – Care. A local authority contended that a judge had been wrong not to make findings on the evidence that fractures discovered during a post-mortem examination of a ten month old child had been the result of non–accidental injury and to identify the probable perpetrator or pool of possible perpetrators. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the authority's appeal, held that the judge's fact-finding exercise had been fatally flawed in all matters relating to the central and significant issue of the child's injuries, and the judgment rendered unreliable.

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