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NURSE CHARGED WITH MURDER OVER BABY DEATHS AT CHESHIRE HOSPITAL

11.11.2020
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Lucy Letby is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

A nurse has been charged with eight counts of murder and 10 counts of attempted murder in connection with baby deaths at a hospital in Cheshire.

Lucy Letby, 30, is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates' Court on Thursday, a spokesman for Cheshire police said.

A statement from the force said Letby had been charged following an ongoing investigation into a number of baby deaths and non-fatal collapses on the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

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The statement 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.

"She has been held in custody and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 12 November."



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"The 30-year-old was re-arrested on Tuesday, 10 November, and has since subsequently been charged.