After the multiple deaths of young babies at a Cheshire hospital a nurse have been charged with the murders and goes to court today
Lucy Letby, 30, has been charged on 8 counts of murder and 10 of attempted murder and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (today).
A statement from the Cheshire Police, who outlined the facts in an ongoing investigation into the deaths of the babies at the Countess of Chester hospital, said “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Cheshire Police to charge a healthcare professional with murder in connection with an ongoing investigation into a number of baby deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Lucy Letby, of Arran Avenue, Hereford, is facing eight charges of murder and 10 charges of attempted murder.
The charges relate to the period of June 2015 to June 2016. The 30-year-old was re-arrested on Tuesday, 10 November, and has since subsequently been charged. She has been held in custody and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 12 November.”
They went on to add that all the parents of the babies involved in the case are being kept fully informed on the investigations progress and are being supported by specialist officers. The initial investigation into the deaths took place in May 2017 but was, however, widened to the deaths of 17 babies and 16 non fatal collapses between March 2015 and July 2016. Ms Letby worked at the unit as a student nurse during three years of training before qualifying as a children’s nurse at the University of Chester in 2011. She said she started working at the unit after graduating.
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