28-year-old Lucy Letby has been named as the nurse who was arrested on the morning of Tuesday, 3rd July on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to kill a further six.
Police searched a house in Westbourne Road, Chester, about a mile from the Countess of Chester hospital in Cheshire, England, where she has worked since 2013. A neighbor told the BBC, “I saw lots of police cars arrive, a few cars then a big police van, and gradually more and more came and they put up the tent.”
Cheshire police said they are investigating the deaths of 17 babies and 15 “non-fatal collapses” at the hospital’s neonatal unit between June 2015 and June 2016.
A Facebook profile that appears to belong to Letby is still active with three remaining photographs. One photo shows two cats and Letby replied to a comment on the photo with: “They’re 1 now! All grown up x”.
Further news soon…