By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline
Published: 09:44 BST, 10 June 2019 | Updated: 11:01 BST, 10 June 2019
A nurse has been re-arrested by police investigating the deaths of 17 babies at a Cheshire hospital.
Lucy Letby was arrested last July by detectives examining deaths of infants at the Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016.
The 29 year old was originally questioned over the alleged murders of eight babies and the attempted murders of six others.
Police say they are now examining the alleged attempted murders of three other newborns at the hospital's neo-natal unit, taking the total number of potential victims to 17.
Lucy Letby, 28, was initially arrested last July on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of six other infants as part of a police inquiry into the deaths of 17 babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital. She has been re-arrested this morning
Cheshire Police Detective Inspector Paul Hughes, who is in charge of the investigation, said today: 'As part of our ongoing investigation we have today re-arrested the healthcare professional on suspicion of murder in relation to the deaths of eight babies and the attempted murder of six babies.