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British Health-Care Worker Arrested, Suspected of Murdering Eight Babies

A “health-care professional” has been arrested in Britain on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder six others. Officers in Cheshire, England, have been investigating the deaths of 17 newborns at the Countess of Chester Hospital between March 2015 and July 2016. Detective Inspector Paul Hughes said: “Whilst this is a significant step forward in our enquiries, it is important to remember that the investigation is very much active and ongoing at this stage. There are no set timescales for this coming to a conclusion but we remain committed to carrying out a thorough investigation as soon as possible.”