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Child serial killer Lucy Letby to appeal against murder convictions

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Child serial killer Lucy Letby has formally lodged a bid to challenge her convictions at the Court of Appeal, officials have confirmed.Court staff said on Friday that they had received an application for permission to appeal against all of the nurse's convictions.Letby, 33, was sentenced to a whole life order after jurors convicted her of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of six others at the Countess of Chester Hospital's neonatal unit in 2015 and 2016.The Department of Health has previously said that an independent inquiry will be held into Letby's case, and will examine "the circumstances surrounding the deaths and incidents - including how concerns raised by clinicians were dealt with".Typically, applications for permission to appeal against a crown court decision are considered by a judge without a hearing.If this is refused, people have the right to renew their bid for permission at a full court hearing before two or three judges. Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here .

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