LONDON: British police stated on Wednesday (Oct 4) that they had opened an investigation into company manslaughter on the hospital the place nurse Lucy Letby, who murdered seven infants, had labored.
Letby, 33, Britain’s most prolific serial baby killer of contemporary instances, was convicted in August of killing 5 child boys and two child women on the Countess of Chester hospital in northern England and attacking six others in 2015 and 2016.
She has been jailed for life and advised she would by no means be launched.
Cheshire Police stated that they had now opened an investigation into the hospital itself.
“The investigation will give attention to the indictment interval of the fees for Lucy Letby, from June 2015 to June 2016, and think about areas together with senior management and choice making to find out whether or not any criminality has taken place,” Detective Superintendent Simon Blackwell stated.
“At this stage we aren’t investigating any people in relation to gross negligence manslaughter.”
After Letby’s conviction, the federal government stated it might maintain an inquiry into the case amid accusations from senior docs that considerations concerning the nurse weren’t heeded by hospital bosses.
Final month, prosecutors stated they face a re-trial over an accusation she had tried to kill one other new born, a cost on which the unique jury couldn’t agree a verdict.