11 Nov Nurse charged with murder over baby deaths at Cheshire hospital | UK News
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, has been charged in connection with an investigation into the deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Cheshire Police said.
She is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to face the charges, a spokesman for the force 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 at the neonatal unit.
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.
“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.”
On Tuesday, police said parents of all the babies involved were being kept fully updated on developments and were supported by officers.