Lucy Letby sentencing live: ‘Like a horror story’

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Families of Lucy Letby’s victims have described being watched by the child killer as “like something out of a horror story” as they suffered the trauma of losing their babies.

A series of harrowing statements have been out in Letby’s absence on Monday after she failed to enter the dock to face the families at Manchester Crown Court.

One mother, whose baby was known as Child C, choked back tears as she told Letby: “At least now there is no debate that, in your own words, you killed them on purpose. You are evil. You did this.

“Knowing now that his murderer was watching us throughout these traumatic hours is like something out of a horror story.”

Another mother described Letby’s refusal to attend sentencing was “one final act of wickedness from a coward.”

The nurse murdered seven babies and tried to kill six more while working at the Countess of Chester Hospital neonatal unit between 2015 and 2016.

She has joined the list of the UK’s most twisted child killers, including the Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley and the so-called Angel of Death paediatric nurse Beverley Allitt.

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