Nurse Beverly Allitt

A public trial for Nurse Beverly Allitt but the NHS goes into hiding

The Guardian, February 15 1993

At ten o'clock this morning, a 24-year-old nurse is due to step into the dock at Nottingham Crown Court for the beginning of a trial which has already been the focus of extraordinary emotion, media interest and political manoeuvre.

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A criminal on Ward 4 was killing babies, court told

The Guardian, February 16 1993

"It was clear that there was a criminal at large on Ward 4," the prosecution said at the opening in Nottingham crown court yesterday of the trial of Nurse Beverley Gail Allitt, who faces 26 charges of murder, attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.

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Nurse "broke baby's ribs" and then became her godmother

The Guardian, February 17 1993

A children's nurse attacked twin baby sisters, killing one with an injection of insulin and permanently damaging the other, apparently by shaking her and crushing her until five of her ribs broke, a court heard yesterday.

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How a hospital allowed a killer to get away with murder

The Scotsman, May 24 1993

Ward Four of Grantham and Kesteven Hospital was always a quiet place. Children used to go there with runny noses and broken arms and leave a day or two later with a grin and a badge saying they'd been brave.

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Appeal court rejects public inquiry in Allitt case

The Guardian, July 10 1993

Renewed calls for a public inquiry into the Allitt case in which four children were murdered in hospital, were rejected yesterday after the Master of the Rolls said he believed the private hearings would be fair.

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The truth about Nurse Beverly Allitt - the official version

February 12 1994

Truth was the first casualty on Ward Four after Grantham Hospital finally called in Lincolnshire police to investigate the mysterious deaths and collapses on their childrens' ward in the Spring of 1991. Yesterday's report by Sir Cecil Clothier has only partially healed the damage.

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