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Killer nurse Lucy Letby loses appeal to have murder convictions overturned

Former nurse Lucy Letby is serving a life sentence for the murder of seven babies and the attempted murder of six others at the Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016.



Child murderer Lucy Letby loses Court of Appeal bid to challenge convictions

Child serial killer Lucy Letby has lost her bid to challenge her convictions at the Court of Appeal.

Lawyers for the 34-year-old former nurse asked senior judges for the go-ahead to appeal against all of her convictions at a hearing that lasted two and a half days last month. Dame Victoria Sharp, Lord Justice Holroyde and Mrs Justice Lambert issued their decision today. As the judges refused to give the green light to the challenge, this ruling marks the end of the appeal process for Letby.



Dame Victoria said: “Having heard your application, we have decided to refuse permission to appeal on all grounds and reject all associated applications. A full sentence will be handed down in due course.”

In August 2023, Letby, from Hereford, was found guilty of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murder of six others at the Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016. Full details of Letby’s appeal, which was argued in four points, Currently it cannot be reported for legal reasons.

She killed seven babies(Chester Standard / SWNS.com)

Dame Victoria previously said it could be reported that it was the submission of Letby’s legal team that the judge at his trial wrongly rejected legal applications during that trial. The full reasons for the judges’ decision will be communicated later.

The jury at Letby’s trial at Manchester Crown Court was unable to reach verdicts on six counts of attempted murder in relation to five children. She will face a retrial at the same court in June on the single charge of attempting to murder a girl, known as Child K, in February 2016.

A court order prohibits reporting the identities of the surviving and dead children who were the subject of the allegations.

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