A judge had already ruled that the mum of tragic tot Summer Mai Rogers-Ratcliffe was probably to blame for her death, it has now been revealed.

The Dewsbury toddler died from a head injury in February 2012 but no one has ever been charged with her death.

Last week an inquest concluded the little girl was unlawfully killed but no person was identified as culpable.

Now a ban on publishing a judgment made by High Court judge, the Honourable Mr Justice Moylan in February 2013, has been lifted.

It says Summer’s mother, Victoria Rogers, is more likely than her then boyfriend Craig Sharp, to have caused the catastrophic head injury to her 21-month-old daughter.

Miss Rogers, her mother Susan Rogers and Mr Sharp, were all arrested in 2012 on suspicion of murder but they were never charged as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said there was insufficient evidence.

In his judgment, Mr Justice Moylan, says: “The evidence does support, in my judgment, the conclusion that something happened during the course of the night which caused the mother to lose her self-control.

“I have come to the clear conclusion that on the balance of probabilities, the evidence establishes that the injuries sustained by Summer were caused by her mother.”

Miss Rogers denies harming her child.

But the judge’s ruling says he found the testimony of Mr Sharp, the only other person in the home overnight, more believable and says the evidence does not support a claim that he could have injured the tot after Miss Rogers went to work at 5.45am.

He said: “As well as being a poor witness, I can identify no reason why the mother would fabricate and distort her case in the way that she has if it has not been to seek to hide the truth of what happened during the course of Sunday night.”

Tragic tot Summer Mai Rogers-Ratcliffe, of Thornhill.
 

Summer’s grandfather, James Ratcliffe, said with the judgment in the public domain he would go on with his 25-year-old son Joss – Summer’s father – to fight for justice.

More than 2,500 people have signed a petition urging the CPS to re-open the case.

Mr Ratcliffe said the decision to release the verdict of Mr Justice Moylan allowed the family to ramp up the pressure on the authorities.

He said they had written to the Department for Public Prosecutions and also complained to the IPCC about the police investigation into Summer’s death.

“The campaign to get justice for Summer has just started,” he said.

“From our point of view this document just re-enforces what we already knew.

“All we know is someone killed Summer and we will carry on fighting for justice.

“We don’t wish to apportion blame, we just want justice for our granddaughter.”

The inquest at Bradford Coroner’s Court heard that Summer was killed by a blunt force blow to the head.

She was found unresponsive by Susan Rogers who had come to babysit so Mr Sharp could go to work.

Medical experts who examined the tot’s body said she would have likely been rendered blind from the blow and would have been unable to speak or eat.

Miss Rogers claims she fed Summer at 5.30am and then went to work.

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