British police arrest a medical worker suspected of murdering babies

LONDON – British police say a health worker has been arrested on suspicion of killing eight babies and attempting to kill others six in a neonatal hospital Unit in northwestern England.

Detectives have been investigating baby deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester for more than a year.

Cheshire Constabulary said officers arrested a "health professional" on Tuesday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. The force did not identify the woman or give details of her work.

Police are investigating the deaths of 17 babies and 15 "non-fatal collapses" in the unit between March 2015 and June 2016.

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