19 Aug 2023

Lucy Letby murders: families of victims demand public inquiry

The families of two of the babies attacked by Lucy Letby say an independent inquiry into her killing spree is “inadequate”, because it cannot compel witnesses to attend. Ministers ordered the inquiry after the nurse was convicted of killing seven babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital and attempting to murder six others.

Hospital bosses across the country have been ordered to follow whistleblowing procedures after claims that doctors who raised concerns over Letby’s behaviour said they were ignored.

Jane Deith reports.