A CHILDREN’S rights campaigner is set to host a memorial event to remember a Cumbrian toddler who died seven years ago.

After visiting last month as part of his UK-wide tour to fight for improvements to children’s services Jack Barnes has decided to return to Barrow to commemorate the life of Poppi Worthington.

Mr Barnes, also known as Scouse Megaphone Man, was moved to tears to hear local people recalling the tragedy and the missed opportunities to bring those responsible for her death to justice.

Poppi was just 13 months when she died after paramedics and police were called to her family home in 2012. A High Court judge and a coroner later ruled she had been sexually assaulted by her dad Paul Worthington, which he denied. The event will take place on November 30.