- The Press appealed that decision and the Court of Appeal overturned it Re C (A child) 2016: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/798.html …
- Coroner has stated her "preliminary view" that some of the agencies involved in Ellie's care should be investigated. Read more: BBC News
- Ellie Butler murder: Father displayed 'pattern of impulsive violence'. Read more: BBC News
My original storify about Ellie Butler below:
Ellie Butler's grandfather: 'She told us that she loved us. That was the last time we saw her' – video:
"Blood on her hands" - Suesspiciousminds
- 'The EVIDENCE that Mrs Justice Hogg heard pointed her to a conclusion that Ben and Jennie had been wrongly accused and had paid for it with the loss of their child, and the EVIDENCE drove her to wanting to put that right. The EVIDENCE that we now have is that this was the wrong decision. But how can a Court decide any other way than on the EVIDENCE that it has at the time?
The system got it wrong here, in deciding what had happened in the past and what would happen in the future, and with awful consequences. The system in the past has got it wrong the other way and removed children that could and should have stayed at home. The system will continue to make mistakes, no matter how hard we try, because human beings are not built to predict the future. We make all efforts to ensure that we get it right, but we can’t always'. Source: Blood on her hands - suesspiciousminds