A BOOK has been published insisting that serial killer Lucy Letby, from Hereford, is innocent.

Letby was jailed for life for murdering seven babies and attempting to kill another six, and an inquiry into her crimes at the Countess of Chester Hospital is ongoing.

A jury at Manchester Crown Court heard evidence of Letby injecting premature babies with insulin and air.

While the judge described these actions as a "cruel, calculated and cynical campaign of child murder", the author of the book, named Lucy is Innocent, claims that this was a "miscarriage of justice".

Paul Bamford, an author living in the south of Germany, published the book earlier this month as a Kindle e-book and has plans to release it in paperback form. He insists that the horrific actions of Letby and the case for her guilt "don't ring quite true".

His claims centre around his disbelief that a serial killer could commit such crimes "in the light of day", as the murders had taken place during Letby's shifts at the hospital and her diary entries and post-it notes appeared as admissions of guilt.

A blurb for the book calls the case a "cock-and bull story served by a team floundering hopelessly out of their depth" and asks: "Were the police never told that serial killers don't run around advertising their presence?"

Mr Bamford said: "Applying the principles of deductive logic, I have exposed the case presented by the police as severely wanting and unfair while proposing sounder logic indicative of a miscarriage of justice, a killer yet unfound, and suspects not yet scrutinised. 

"Letby, despite her overwhelmingly positive qualities as a nurse and person, was so easily demonised."

In August, Letby, 33, was sentenced to 14 whole life orders after her offences between June 2015 and June 2016 while she worked as a neonatal nurse. She is the UK's most prolific female serial killer in modern times.

One of the country’s most senior judges, Lady Justice Thirlwall, will lead the inquiry into the case which is said to be “currently setting up its infrastructure at pace so that it can begin its investigations”.


Speaking of Letby's crimes, health secretary Steve Barclay said: “Losing a child is the greatest sorrow any parent can experience, and I cannot begin to imagine the hurt and suffering experienced by the families affected by Lucy Letby’s horrific crimes.

“We have a duty to get them the answers they deserve, to hold people to account where they need to be, and to make sure lessons are learned.

“These terms of reference have been agreed following engagement with the families, and I am confident Lady Justice Thirlwall will ensure their voices are heard as the inquiry gets under way.”