A HEREFORD nurse who worked at a neonatal unit in Cheshire has this morning appeared in court charged with the murder and attempted murder of babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

The 30-year-old childrens' nurse, Lucy Letby, of Arran Avenue, Hereford, began working at the hospital in 2011 after graduating from the University of Chester.

She was first arrested in 2018 after detectives from Cheshire Constabulary launched an investigation into infant deaths at the hospital in May 2017, before being re-arrested in June 2019 and November 2020.

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She has now appeared before District Judge Nicholas Sanders at Warrington Magistrates Court for a brief 10-minute hearing, accused of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of 10 others at the unit.

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Here are the charges faced by Lucy Letby in full:

– Murder of a victim under one year old. On 8 June 2015 at Chester, in the County of Cheshire, murdered Cemlyn Bennett.

– Murder of a victim under one year old. Between 12 and 15 June 2015 at Chester, murdered Joseph Johnson.

– Murder of a victim under one year old. On 22 June 2015 at Chester, murdered Elsie McNall.

– Murder of a victim under one year old. Between 21 and 24 October 2015 at Chester, murdered Daisy Parkin.

– Murder of a victim under one year old. On 20 February 2016 at Chester, murdered Maddie Freed.

– Murder of a victim under one year old. On 23 June 2016 at Chester, murdered Joseph Gelder.

– Murder of a victim under one year old. On 24 June 2016 at Chester, murdered Eli Gelder.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old between 8 and 11 June 2015 at Chester.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old on 5 August 2015 at Chester.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old between 6 and 22 September 2015 at Chester.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old between 25 and 28 September 2015 at Chester.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old between 26 November 2015 and 18 December 2015 at Chester.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old, Maddie Freed, on 17 February 2016 at Chester.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old on 9 April 2016 at Chester.

– Attempt murder of a potential victim under one year old on 9 April 2016 at Chester.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old between 2 and 16 June 2016 at Chester.

– Attempted murder of a potential victim under one year old on 25 June 2016 at Chester.

Letby is due to appear at Chester Crown Court on the afternoon of Friday, November 13.