Cops to launch criminal probe into dozens of newborn baby deaths and injuries at Nottingham hospitals | Englishheadline


POLICE are preparing to launch a criminal probe into baby deaths and injuries at an NHS trust.

A review was carried out into more than 1,700 cases of possible harm to newborn babies and mums at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

A criminal probe is being launched into baby deaths


A criminal probe is being launched into baby deathsCredit: PA

Nottinghamshire Police are now preparing to launch their own investigation following the shocking findings.

The review, led by Donna Ockenden, could be the NHS’s biggest maternity scandal.

Chief Constable Kate Meynell said: “We want to work alongside the review but also ensure that we do not hinder its progress.

“However, I am in a position to say we are preparing to launch a police investigation

“I have appointed the Assistant Chief Constable, Rob Griffin to oversee the preparations and the subsequent investigation.

“We are currently looking at the work being done in Shrewsbury and Telford by West Mercia Police to understand how they conducted their investigation alongside Donna Ockenden’s review and any lessons learnt.

“Now we have met with Donna Ockenden we plan to hold preliminary discussions with some local families in the near future.”

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