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A nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Cheshire, was arrested on suspicion of murdering babies

Lucy Letby, 28, a children’s nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Cheshire, in the UK, was arrested at her home on Tuesday after detectives proved she murdered at least eight babies in the hospital.

Her colleagues have difficulties to understand what’s happened. She has repeatedly spoken about her devotion to her profession in a string of interviews since she graduated with a an Honours in child nursing in 2011 and even helped a massive fundraising campaign to build a new $5 million baby unit at the hospital.

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Lucy Letby

“I am currently undergoing extra training in order to develop and enhance my knowledge and skills within the Intensive Care area and have recently completed a placement at Liverpool Women’s Hospital,” she previously declared. However Police launched a probe into the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital in May last year — and have now revealed they are investigating the deaths of 17 babies and 15 non-fatal collapses. The investigation initially focused on the deaths of eight babies. Det Insp Hughes said there was "no set timescales for this coming to a conclusion but we remain committed to carrying out a thorough investigation as soon as possible". No other details were given at this stage. It will be a difficult investigation and resuts can’t be anticipated.

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