Nurse quizzed over neo-natal unit baby deaths released on bail

A nurse who was re-arrested on suspicion of the murders of eight babies at a hospital neo-natal unit has been released on bail, police have said.

Lucy Letby, 29, was initially arrested last July on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of six other infants as part of a police inquiry into the deaths of 17 babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

She was re-arrested on Monday on suspicion of those offences, as well as in connection with the attempted murder of three more babies.

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