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Nurse re-arrested by police over deaths of eight babies

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Nurse re-arrested by police over deaths of eight babies

Cheshire Police said they had re-arrested a health professional, Nurse Lucy Letby, on suspicion of murder related to the deaths of eight babies and the attempted murder of nine babies in the neonatal ward of the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Letby had previously been arrested in 2018 and 2019.

Cheshire Police Department Detective Chief Inspector Paul Hughes said: “It has been more than three years since we first opened an investigation into a series of deaths and non-fatal collapses in the neonatal ward of the Countess of Chester Hospital.

“During that time, a dedicated team of detectives worked extremely hard on this highly complex and very sensitive case, doing everything possible to find out as quickly as possible what led to these baby deaths and breakdowns.

“In July 2018, a medical professional was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the deaths of eight babies and the attempted murder of six babies in the neonatal ward of the Countess of Chester Hospital. She was subsequently released on bail for further investigation.

“In June 2019, the health professional was arrested again on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of eight babies and the attempted murder of six babies. She was also arrested in connection with the attempted murder of three other babies.

“Today, as part of our ongoing investigation, the health care professionals were arrested again on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of eight babies and the attempted murder of nine babies.

“The woman is currently in custody and is helping officers with their investigations.”

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