An English nurse was again arrested due to infant deaths in the neonatal unit of the Countess of Chester Hospital.
According to the BBC, nurse Lucy Letby was arrested for the first time in July 2018 on suspicion of killing eight babies and attempting to kill six others.
On June 10, Lucy Letby was arrested for attempting to kill three other people, police said on the radio.
Chester hospital baby deaths probes nurse rearrested https://t.co/SW47MXkdU0
– BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 10, 2019
"As part of our ongoing investigation, we have today (Monday, June 10) arrested again this health professional suspected of murder in connection with the death of eight babies and the attempted murder of six babies"Detective Paul Hughes, a police inspector, told Cheshire Live. "She was also arrested for attempted murder on three other babies. "
This comes as Cheshire police investigate the death of 17 infants and 16 non-fatal malaise in 2015 and 2016. Lucy Letby was released on bail last year pending further investigations, according to The Guardian.
Paul Hughes said the nurse was in police custody and helping the police. Police also raided his home on June 10, according to the report.
A nurse has been arrested for a second time in 17 deaths in a neonatal unit. https://t.co/Td0T1mcby5
– news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) June 10, 2019
Lucy Letby had been working in the hospital for seven years and was working with infants when she was arrested in July. She had been suspended a year earlier and had been removed from clinical work at the hospital, reported Guardian.
Paul Hughes told the newspaper: "I would like to reassure people that we are doing everything we can as quickly as possible to identify what led to these deaths and baby discomforts. Due to the nature of this investigation, it is extremely difficult, but it is important to remember that it is very active and ongoing – there is no established schedule and we remain committed to conducting a thorough investigation as soon as possible. "
"It continues to have a significant impact on everyone involved, including baby families, hospital staff and patients, as well as members of the public."Paul Hughes explained.
A nurse has been rearrested by police investigating the deaths of the Countess of Chester Hospital's neo-natal unit.
Lucy Letby is being held on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the murder of another six.https: //t.co/IA7Ku18d5T pic.twitter.com/PMtdLNjb0l
– BBC North West (@BBCNWT) June 10, 2019
He stated that the parents of babies who died or were injured are "Informed and supported throughout the process by specially trained agents".
A spokeswoman for the Chester Countess Hospital said they "Cooperate fully" with the investigation, reported the BBC.
A friend of the nurse described her as a " professional " who was dedicated to his "Dream job" and "Would not hurt a fly", according to the News.com.au.
Lucy Letby has been re-arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies. https://t.co/LiKEirSkJ9
– Metro (@MetroUK) June 10, 2019
An anonymous woman said: "Lucy did the job she dreamed of doing and seemed to do nothing but be dedicated and professional. "
A neighbor adds: "I knew her when she was a little girl and she was sweet as anything. I saw her growing up and she looked like a lovely woman ", according to the information website. "So this news is a big shock. I can not conceive of this idea. "