Police have arrested a 26-year-old female nurse on suspicion of murder Â in Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK,following the deaths of three patients who died as a result of their saline drips being injected with insulin.
The woman suspected of murdering three patients is a member of the NHS nursing staff at the Stepping Hill Hospital and was arrested by police at her home in the area of Stockport shortly after detectives working on the murder inquiry were informed of yet another damaged saline drip found on the maternity ward.
“A 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder.
“She remains in custody for questioning.
“Inquiries are still continuing”, confirmed a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police.
Many extra security measures were put in place at Stepping Hill Hospital following the Â suspicious deaths of patients, Tracey Arden, 44, George keep, 84, Arnold Lancaster, 71, in the past month and yesterday it was reported that a fourth victim, a man in his 40s was in a critical condition from insulin poisoning.
There is a very disturbing similarity to the killer at Stepping Hospital dubbed the “Angel of Death” to the evil doings of British Nurse and Serial Killer Beverley Gail Allitt who murdered four children and attempted to kill nine other patients between the short period of February- April 1991, while working in a trusted environment on a children’s ward in Grantham and Kesteven Hospital Lincolnshire, UK.
Born in 1968, Allitt’s method of killing her patients was to inject the child with Potassium Chloride to give them a heart attack, or to inject them with insulin to produce a fatal hypoglycemia.
At Nottingham Crown Court 1993, Allitt was sentenced to life imprisonment for her wicked and evil crimes.