UK-Lucy Letby: Nurse charged with murdering eight babies at Chester hospital

A nurse is due to appear in court indicted with the killing of eight babies and the attempted murder of another 10.

30-year-old Lucy Letby was detained for a third time on Tuesday as part of an inquiry into baby deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital neonatal unit.

She was charged with eight counts of murder and 10 counts of attempted murder between June 2015 and June 2016 on Wednesday evening, police announced.

Chester Police said in a declaration on Wednesday: “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 rearrested on Tuesday, 10 November, and has since subsequently been charged.

“She has been held in custody and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates’s Court on Thursday, 12 November.”

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