Disgraced cop disciplined over Poppi Worthington investigation has appeared on national TV to find a £250,000 holiday home

Ex-Det Insp Amanda Sadler, 52, wants to move to Majorca — and was on A Place in the Sun to buy a pad for up to £250,000.

Ms Sadler, demoted for failures in the Poppi inquiry, and hubby Gary saw five properties — one in the island’s “most exclusive part”.

Channel 4 host Ben Hillman also showed them another near capital Palma for nearly £270,000. They bought none.

But viewers blasted them online as “unbearably touchy-feely” and “clinging to each other like limpets”.

Ben mentioned her history as Miss Great Britain 1989 and ex-cop Gary’s pro cycling career. But nothing was said of her police career, which ended in disgrace but still got her a £30,000 annual pension.

A coroner this year ruled Poppi’s dad Paul Worthington sexually abused the 13-month-old before she suffocated in 2012. IPCC watchdogs said Ms Sadler and boss Det Chief Insp Mike Forrester had gross misconduct cases to answer.

A police hearing found her guilty of gross incompetency. She was demoted to detective sergeant and later retired.

Her various errors saw just the room where Poppy was allegedly attacked sealed off. It meant potential clues elsewhere were not secured.

By the time the whole home in Barrow, Cumbria, was sealed off, several relatives had walked through it.


Phones, Poppi’s pyjama bottoms, her last nappy and the laptop on which her dad watched porn just before she died were never recovered. It saw him escape charges. He denies wrongdoing.

Gary claimed last night: “Amanda’s been scapegoated.”

Worthington, 50, is in a court battle to get the coroner’s abuse finding axed.

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