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Chua jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years

The nurse Victorino Chua has been given 25 life sentences for murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.

The judge at Manchester Crown Court described Chua as dangerous and devious as he told him he'll serve a minimum of 35 years in prison.

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Lee Nicol

Doctors and police have been describing their attempts to save a schoolboy who was caught in the crush at Hillsborough.

14 year old Lee Nicol from Bootle was was the 95th person to die in the disaster.

He was pulled from the front corner of a pen and initially treated on the pitch by police.

Former police officer Keith Marsh said: "I was hopeful that the people who had been involved in Lee’s care had done enough for him to have a chance."

The teenager was carried to an ambulance at the other end of the pitch and was the first casualty from the disaster to be taken to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

Dr Rachel Pettinger, a paediatrician who treated him when he first arrived, told the jury: "He was so young. We tried very hard."

The court heard Lee was on a life support machine for two days before he died.

Nurse described as dangerous and devious jailed for life

Chua

A nurse described as dangerous and devious has been jailed for life for killing and poisoning patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.

Victorino Chua will have to serve a minimum of 35 years behind bars.

He injected insulin into saline bags when he worked on the wards four years ago.

Yesterday he was found guilty of murdering two of his patients and poisoning 19 more.

Elaine Willcox reports:-

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