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Police investigating alleged poisoning of patients on a stroke ward widen probe to examine eight more deaths  Police investigation into a stroke unit widened to examine eight more deaths A healthcare profession at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is currently on police bail Unnamed male was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Valerie Kneale, 75 

By James Tozer for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:04 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 00:04 BST, 1 May 2021

A police investigation into the alleged poisoning of patients on a stroke unit has been dramatically widened to examine eight more deaths.

A healthcare professional at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is currently on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of the murder of Valerie Kneale, 75.

He was held in March after the arrest of seven members of staff – three of them nurses – during a two-and-a-half-year probe that followed claims by a whistleblower that medicines had been tampered with. 

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A police investigation into the alleged poisoning of patients on a stroke unit has been dramatically widened to examine eight more deaths. Picture: File image

A police investigation into the alleged poisoning of patients on a stroke unit has been dramatically widened to examine eight more deaths. Picture: File image

Lancashire Police revealed yesterday that the deaths of eight other patients were now being linked to allegations of neglect and mistreatment on the stroke ward. They will be reviewed by the local coroner.

Police were

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