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Lucy Letby attempting to appeal murder convictions on four grounds, court told

Child serial killer Lucy Letby has put forward four grounds for her bid to appeal her convictions for murdering babies.

Her barrister Ben Myers KC will ask senior judges to allow her case to proceed to the Court of Appeal during a three-day hearing in London this week.

The details of her bid cannot currently be reported for legal reasons.

However, at the outset of Monday’s hearing, Dame Victoria Sharp said it could be reported that Letby is attempting to challenge her convictions on four grounds, which involve arguments that the judge at her trial wrongly refused legal applications made during her trial.

Lawyers for the former nurse, 34, are renewing efforts to bring an appeal before a panel of three judges.

If the judges, Dame Victoria Sharp, Lord Justice Holroyde and Mrs Justice Lambert, decline to give the go-ahead for the challenge, it will mark the end of the appeal process for Letby.

The jury in Letby’s trial at Manchester Crown Court was unable to reach verdicts on six counts of attempted murder in relation to five children.

She will face a retrial at the same court in June on a single count that she attempted to murder a baby girl, known as Child K, in February 2016.

A court order prohibits reporting of the identities of the surviving and dead children who were the subject of the allegations.

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