A nurse rearrested on suspicion of murdering infants on the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neo-natal unit has been bailed, police have stated.
Lucy Letby was first arrested in July final yr on suspicion of the homicide of eight infants and the tried homicide of one other six.
She was rearrested in reference to the tried homicide of three extra infants on Monday.
Cheshire Police are probing the deaths of 17 infants between 2015 and 2016.
Mr Hughes stated: “We are doing everything we can, as quickly as we can, to identify what has led to these baby deaths and collapses.”
The drive launched an investigation two years in the past and officers are additionally investigating 16 non-fatal collapses on the neonatal unit throughout the identical interval of March 2015 to July 2016.
Ms Letby, initially from Hereford, had been on bail since July after her dwelling in Chester was searched by police.
A spokesman for the Countess of Chester Hospital stated it was “co-operating fully” with the investigation.