A nurse has been charged with murder in connection with the ongoing investigation to a number of baby deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Cheshire Police to charge nurse Lucy Letby, of Arran Avenue, Hereford, on eight counts of murder and 10 charges of attempted murder. 

The charges relate to the period of June 2015 to June 2016.

The 30-year-old was re-arrested on Tuesday, November 10 and she has since subsequently been charged.

She has been held in custody and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates Court on Thursday, November 12.