Baby killer Lucy Letby seen smiling on hen do hours before first twisted murder

Evil baby killer Lucy Letby was spotted on a hen do just hours before she carried out the first of seven murders at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Letby, 33, was found guilty of murdering seven babies on the neonatal ward and the attempted murder of six others.

The nurse had intentionally injected them with air, force-fed others milk and two of the babies were poisoned with insulin during her time at the hospital.

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She is believed to have carried out the first murder just hours after attending a hen do in York back in June 2015, beginning a year-long spree at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Letby revealed to the court she was not intending on working the shift the day after the hen do, saying: "It’s awful. I was not even supposed to be working that night."

But after attending several bars and ending the evening at a Vodka Revolution, Letby returned to work a day later, The Sun reported.

The party had posed for photos at the train station and wore badges, while the unnamed bride-to-be and colleague of Letby had worn a white sash.

Just a day after the hen do and Letby had claimed her first victim, Baby A, who died from an injection of air 24 hours after his birth.

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Following the death of Baby A, Letby then tried to murder his twin sister, Baby B, 28 hours later.

Police are set to review the care of 4,000 babies at the hospital between the years of 2012 and 2016, saying cases which raised medical concerns will be investigated further.

The Government has also ordered an independent inquiry into any potential medical concerns following the Cheshire Constabulary review.

Victims' parents said the hospital must share the blame in failing to probe claims against Letby, who was found guilty of murdering seven babies over the course of a year.

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