Lucy Letby: Friends question how 'kind and geeky' nurse could be suspected child killer



Gabriella Swerling, Neil Johnston

Officers examine Lucy Letby’s home in Chester. Police have said that the investigation is “very much ongoing”Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Growing up in the quaint cathedral city of Hereford on the England-Wales border, Lucy Letby was the quiet unassuming schoolgirl with long blonde hair that had always wanted to be a nurse.

Friends described her as one of the “geeky girls” who was part of a self-styled group known as the “miss-match family”. At university she was always the first home on a night out, taking her studies seriously, and until this week none of her friends had questioned the 28-year-old’s dedication to caring for babies. Now she is suspected of being one of the country’s most prolific child killers.

Following a 6am raid at her home on Tuesday, a mile from the Countess of Chester Hospital where she worked, Ms Letby was arrested on…

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