Lucy Letby renews bid for permission to appeal murder convictions

Child killer Lucy Letby has renewed her bid for permission to appeal against her convictions, claiming the trial judge was wrong to refuse four of her applications.

Letby, 34, was sentenced to 14 whole-life orders last August after being found guilty of murdering seven babies and trying to kill six others.

She was convicted of committing the offences at the Countess of Chester Hospital's neonatal unit, where she worked as a nurse, between June 2015 and June 2016.

Letby, represented by Ben Myers KC, renewed her application for leave to appeal today in front of three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.

She has put forward four grounds of appeal, in each of which she claims the trial judge wrongly refused an application made on her behalf during the trial.

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

Letby, from Hereford, was found guilty of seven counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder, two of which were against the same baby, and cleared of two further attempted murder charges after a 10-month trial at Manchester Crown Court.

The jury couldn't reach verdicts on six counts of attempted murder, relating to five children.

Letby is facing a retrial at the same court in June on a single count that she attempted to murder a baby girl, referred to as Child K, in February 2016.

The identities of the children involved in the allegations can't be reported due to a court order.