A woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing eight babies and trying to murder six more at a hospital in England, police said Tuesday. In a statement, police did not name the suspect and identified her only as a “health care professional.”
The arrest comes after a year-long police investigation into the deaths of 17 babies and 15 “non-fatal collapses” at the neonatal unit at The Countess of Chester Hospital between March 2015 and July 2016.
In July 2016, the hospital began an investigation into the deaths of several infants in its neonatal unit. It then asked the police to get involved.