Lucy Letby trial: Nurse told police spike in deaths was a shock, court told

Jurors at Manchester Crown Court  heard nurse Lucy Letby, accused of the murders of seven babies and attempted murders of 10 more, was down to “bad luck”.

Nurse Lucy Letby dismissed the death of three babies in two weeks while she was on duty as “bad luck”, a court heard.

It is alleged the neo-natal unit nurse murdered seven babies and attempted to murder 10 more between June 2015 and June 2016.

Between June 8 and June 22 2015, she allegedly attacked four infants by injecting them with air, killing three of them.

When asked by detectives to explain the “spike” in deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital when she was arrested three years later, she said it was “bad luck”.

The police interviews were read out during the murder trial at Manchester Crown Court today.

In response to questioning Letby, 33, said: “…It was a shock to have that many deaths.

“…You just have to find a way to deal with it, do the job and provide the care that we give.”