Lucy Letby: Nurse remanded in custody after being charged with murdering eight babies

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A nurse has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of 10 others.

Lucy Letby appeared by video link at Warrington Magistrates’ Court and spoke in a strong, clear voice to confirm her name, date of birth and home address in Hereford.

The children under 12 months of age who were allegedly murdered were named on the court list as Cemlyn Bennett, Joseph Johnson, Elsie McNall, Barney Gee, Daisy Parkin, Maddie Freed, Joseph Gelder and Eli Gelder.

Letby, 30, was arrested for a third time on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the Countess of Chester Hospital which began in 2017.

Police outside  Lucy Letby 's home in June 2019
Image:Police pictured outside Letby’s home in June 2019

Pascale Jones, prosecuting, told the court there were “substantial grounds” to believe she needed to be remanded in custody “for her own protection”.Advertisement

It took just over two-and-a-half minutes for District Judge Nicholas Sanders to read out all the charges, which relate to a period between June 2015 and June 2016.

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