SIX-year-old Ellie Butler met a grotesque finish by the hands of her personal father after being returned to his care.

Her heartbroken grandfather stated the authorities too had “blood on their fingers” – however what occurred to Ellie and what did an inquest say.

Ellie Butler was just six when she was killed by her own father in 2013
Ellie Butler was simply six when she was killed by her personal father in 2013
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What occurred to Ellie Butler?

Ellie was positioned within the care of her grandparents as a child after her father Ben Butler was accused of shaking her.

She was returned to Ben Butler and her mom Jennie Grey in 2012 after a ruling by Mrs Justice Hogg within the Excessive Courtroom’s household division.

Butler battered Ellie to dying at their household dwelling in Sutton, south London, in October the next yr.

In June 2016, he was convicted of homicide and jailed for a minimal time period of 23 years whereas her mom was given a 42 month sentence after being discovered responsible of kid cruelty.

What did the inquest reveal about Ellie Butler’s dying?

Ellie was unlawfully killed, having suffered deadly head accidents, an inquest at South London Nook’s formally dominated on Tuesday.

Retired excessive court docket decide Dame Linda Dobbs dominated care organisations couldn’t be stated to have “probably or most likely” contributed to her dying.

Her grandfather stated he was disillusioned that social providers and different companies concerned in her care haven’t confronted criticism.

The 2-week inquest got here 5 years after the woman was killed by her father.

Ben Butler battered Ellie to death at their family home in Sutton, south London
Ben Butler battered Ellie to dying at their household dwelling in Sutton, south London
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What has Ellie Butler’s household stated?

Ellie’s grandfather Neal Grey grew to become emotional describing how authorities “ignored” his warnings about Ellie’s wellbeing.

Talking after attending court docket for the ruling in Croydon, he stated: I’m grateful that Dame Linda Dobbs has scrutinised this case.

“However disillusioned that the companies that, in my opinion, failed my expensive granddaughter Ellie haven’t needed to account for the position they performed.

“Ellie was let down by elementary failings within the system. It’s important that classes are realized in order that no different little one suffers like she did.”

He welcomed the information that a Stop Future Deaths (PFD) report can be made on the case.

Mr Grey stated he hoped it’s going to “make concrete conclusions and supply clear instructions about how childcare companies should work collectively, even when confronted with hostile and evasive mother and father”.

In a brand new TV documentary about Ellie’s case, Neal reads from a letter addressed to Mrs Justice Hogg calling on her to assist an inquiry and apologise for her resolution.

He says: “Pricey Justice Hogg – to say that Ellie’s dying has induced full and utter devastation to us is an understatement.

“Ellie was our shining mild. She was a lovely, bubbly, clever little woman who at all times had a smile on her face.

“It could be useful if you happen to may acknowledge our household ache and anguish.

“Assist the necessity for an inquiry and simply merely make an apology.”

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