A nurse who was re-arrested by police investigating the deaths of a number of infants at a hospital in Cheshire has been bailed.
Lucy Letby, initially from Hereford, was detained on Monday on suspicion of murdering eight infants on the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit and making an attempt to homicide six others.
The 29-year-old was additionally arrested in reference to the tried homicide of three extra infants.
Earlier this week, officers searched her house within the Blacon space of Chester.
Police started their investigation in Might 2017 and are at the moment wanting into the deaths of 17 infants and 16 non-fatal collapses between March 2015 and July 2016.
Detective Inspector Paul Hughes, who’s main the inquiry has mentioned “because of the nature of this investigation” – it’s “extraordinarily difficult”.
“There are not any set timescales for this and we might ask folks to bear with us while we proceed with our inquiries.
“I need to reassure folks that we’re doing the whole lot we are able to, as rapidly as we are able to, to determine what has led to those child deaths and collapses.
“We absolutely admire that it continues to have a huge impact on the entire households concerned and employees and sufferers on the hospital, in addition to members of the general public.
“All the infants’ mother and father have been up to date and are being supported all through the method by specifically skilled officers.”