A NURSE has tonight been charged with murdering eight infants and attempting to kill 10 extra on the hospital the place she labored in Cheshire.
Lucy Letby, 30, was arrested following a three-year investigation into the deaths on the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit.
Lucy Letby has been charged with murdering eight infants and attempting to kill 10 extra
The 30-year-old will seem in courtroom tomorrow
Police referred to as the investigation “extremely advanced”Credit score: Mercury Press
Cops pictured exterior Letby’s residence in Hereford earlier as we speakCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
She is because of seem at Warrington Magistrates’ Courtroom tomorrow to face the costs, a spokesman for Cheshire Police stated.
Letby, of Arran Avenue, Hereford, was arrested for a 3rd time on Tuesday as a part of the investigation into deaths on the hospital, which started in 2017.
A power spokesman stated: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Cheshire Police to cost a healthcare skilled with homicide in reference to an ongoing investigation into plenty of child deaths on the Countess of Chester Hospital.
“Lucy Letby, of Arran Avenue, Hereford, is going through eight fees of homicide and 10 fees of tried homicide.
Letby was arrested following a three-year investigation into the deaths on the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unitCredit score: Enterprise Information and Footage
Police have carried out investigations at her residenceCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Police tonight launched a press release on the costs Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The dad and mom of all infants concerned are being saved up to date Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
“The fees relate to the interval of June 2015 to June 2016.”
On Tuesday, police stated dad and mom of all of the infants concerned have been being saved absolutely up to date on developments and have been supported by officers.
Letby was arrested by police in 2018 and 2019 however was bailed pending additional inquiries.
Following her earlier arrests, her residence within the Blacon space of Chester was searched by police.
In a 2013 interview with the Chester and District Normal newspaper, the nurse stated she cared for infants requiring varied ranges of help.
She had labored on the unit as a scholar nurse throughout three years of coaching earlier than qualifying as a youngsters’s nurse on the College of Chester in 2011.
Letby stated she began working on the unit after graduating.
Yesterday, police stated specially-trained officers are working with households after Letby’s re-arrest.
“A devoted crew of detectives have been working extraordinarily arduous on this extremely advanced and really delicate case doing every thing they will as shortly as they will to determine what has led to those child deaths and collapses,” stated Detective Chief Inspector Paul Hughes, who’s in command of the investigation.
“Mother and father of all of the infants have been saved absolutely up to date on this newest growth and they’re persevering with to be supported all through the method by specifically skilled officers.
“That is an especially tough time for all of the households and you will need to do not forget that, on the coronary heart of this, there are a variety of bereaved households searching for solutions as to what occurred to their youngsters.”