A HOME being searched following the arrest of a woman on suspicion of killing babies belongs to a children’s nurse named Lucy Letby, it has emerged.

Cheshire Police announced yesterday that an unnamed healthcare worker was being questioned in relation to the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of a further six.

It comes after police launched an investigation in May last year into the deaths of 17 babies and 15 non-fatal collapses at the Countess of Chester Hospital between March 2015 and July 2016.

Officers have been searching a home on Westbourne Road in Chester where it is understood Miss Letby lives.

A police spokesman confirmed an address in the city was being searched as part of the baby deaths investigation, but would not confirm it it was on Westbourne Road.

The force has not charged anyone with any offences at this time.

Miss Letby has featured in the Chester Standard several times as part of the newspaper’s support for the Babygrow Appeal, aimed at raising £3 million to build a new neonatal unit.

On February 6, 2012, she appeared in a photo holding a baby as part of a story on a resident who had donated money to the appeal.

And on March 28, 2013, she was the subject of a short interview about her job, which went as follows:

How long have you worked here?

“I qualified as a Children’s Nurse from The University of Chester in 2011 and have been working on the unit since graduating. I also worked on the unit as a student nurse during my three years of training.”

What would a typical day in the neonatal unit involve?

“My role involves caring for a wide range of babies requiring various levels of support. Some are here for a few days, others for many months and I enjoy seeing them progress and supporting their families.

“I am currently undergoing extra training in order to develop and enhance my knowledge and skills within the Intensive Care area and have recently completed a placement at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.”

What will having a bigger neonatal unit mean to you?

“I hope the new unit will provide a greater degree of privacy and space for parents and siblings.”