A British nurse arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies as part of an investigation into a hospital neo-natal unit in northwest England has been released on bail, police said on Friday.
Lucy Letby, 28, was arrested on Tuesday as part of a probe into the deaths of 17 babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
A spokesman said the nurse, whose identity has not been confirmed by police, had been bailed pending further enquiries.
“We continue to recognise that this investigation has a huge impact on all of the families, staff, and patients at the hospital as well as members of the public.
“Parents of all the babies continue to be kept fully updated and are being supported throughout the process by specially trained officers.