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Child serial killer Lucy Letby to make fresh bid for freedom in April

Child serial killer Lucy Letby’s bid to challenge her convictions is due to be considered by the Court of Appeal at a hearing in April, a judiciary spokeswoman said.

Letby was sentenced to 14 whole life orders after she was convicted of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of six others.

Her lawyers will ask senior judges for permission to bring an appeal against all her convictions at the hearing in London provisionally listed for 25 April, a judiciary spokesperson confirmed on Friday.

The nurse lodged an application for permission to appeal against all of her convictions in September, but her initial bid to challenge her convictions was refused by the Court of Appeal.

But she is able to renew her efforts before a panel of three judges at the hearing in nine weeks’ time.

Still from video of Lucy Letby’s first arrest (Source: Cheshire Police)

If judges again decline to give permission, it will mark the end of the appeal process for Letby.

If she does receive permission, then the appeal will be heard at a separate hearing at a later date.

Letby’s went on her killing spree at the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit where she worked between June 2015 and June 2016.

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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