A 30-year old British nurse named as Lucy Letby has been arrested for allegedly murdering eight babies in the course of her duties at a local hospital.

She was arrested by the Police in the northwestern English city Chester and was on Wednesday, charged with eight counts of murder and ten of attempted murder of babies.

In a statement, Police said the charges relate to “a number of baby deaths and non-fatal collapses at the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital.”

The statement added that the incidents happened between June 2015 and June 2016,

The nurse is being held in custody ahead of a first appearance before magistrates in nearby Warrington today, Thursday.

She had previously been arrested but released without charge in 2018 and 2019.

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