Police Detectives are investigating a suspected killer on the lose in Stepping Â Hill Hospital, Stockport, Manchester, UK, after three patients have died as a result of insulin being injected into the saline containers kept in the store room ready to be administered by nurses to patients by at least two of the hospitals wards.
Fourteen sick patients at Stepping Hill Hospital fell ill after nurses fed the insulin contaminated fluid through their drips indicating the killers intention was to murder many more patients.
At this time the Detectives have not established whether the killer is a visitor to the hospital or is someone who works there, but Nurses and staff working on the wards are being questioned and security in and out of the hospital has been tightened.
“We have someone deliberately contaminating saline in the one place that people should feel they are being most cared for.
“We will be planning to take the person responsible for this contamination into custody and being them to justice.
“This investigation is at a very early stage and we don’t know what effect, if any, the solution has had to the well being of any patients.
“We have recovered a number of ampoules of solution and are working closely with the hospital to try and get to the bottom of what has happened.
“Understandably there is considerable concern within the hospital and the wider community about this”, said Assistant Chief constable terry Sweeney of greater Manchester Police.
The killers first two victims were a 71-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, and yesterday an 84-year-old man died who is believed to be the killer’s third victim.