An expert witness claims that Lucy Letby, a convicted nurse, may have killed three more babies and tried to harm up to 15 others.
Why it matters
The potential discovery of additional victims raises concerns about the extent of Letby's crimes and the safety of neonatal units. It also highlights the need for a thorough investigation to ensure justice for the victims and their families.
What the papers say
The Independent suggests that Letby may have murdered three more babies and harmed others, while Metro reports that Dr. Evans has identified seven cases that need further scrutiny. The Times mentions suspicions over the cases of five surviving children and identifies ten more who may have been harmed. The Telegraph also highlights Dr. Evans' concerns about the deaths of several children not part of the prosecution.
How we got here
Lucy Letby was convicted last month of killing seven babies and attempting to murder six more at the Countess of Chester Hospital's neonatal unit in 2015 and 2016. Following her conviction, Dr. Dewi Evans reviewed the notes of additional babies who were not part of the trial and raised concerns about their cases.
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