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Killer nurse Chua speaks out and insists he's innocent

Chua Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

Stepping Hill poisoner Victorino Chua has claimed he's innocent and labelled the evidence against him 'circumstantial'.

In a statement released by his solicitors today, Chua, who was jailed yesterday for 35 years for murdering two patients and poisoning many others, said: "I will never cease my efforts to prove my innocence."

He also made an appeal for witnesses to come forward and "help find the true perpetrator".

Victorino Chua starts giving evidence

Victorino Chua is accused of murdering 3 patients and poisoning 18 others by injecting insulin into saline solutions. He denies all the allegations.

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'New evidence' leads to re-arrest of Stepping Hill nurse

Victorino Chua arrested at his home in Heaton Chapel, Stockport. Credit: Manchester Evening News

Police have re-arrested a nurse in connection with poisoning deaths at a Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport.

Victorino Chua, 48, was held last year on suspicion of tampering with medical records at the hospital.

Victorino Chua arrested at his home in Heaton Chapel, Stockport this morning. Credit: Manchester Evening News

The father of two was questioned on suspicion of three counts of murder and various counts of causing grievous bodily harm.

Chua was due to answer his bail next week but was arrested at his home today after it is understood new evidence emerged in the inquiry.

Police have been investigating how saline solution was contaminated at the hospital, poisoning 22 patients in June and July 2011.

The deaths of Tracey Arden, 44, Arnold Lancaster, 71, and Derek Weaver, 83, are being treated as murder.

Five others died several months after it was believed they were poisoned.

They are among a number of cases being treated as grievous bodily harm.

Nurse re-arrested in Stepping Hill probe

Police have been investigating how saline solution was contaminated at Stepping Hill, poisoning 22 patients in June and July 2011.

The deaths of Tracey Arden, 44, Arnold Lancaster, 71, and Derek Weaver, 83, are being treated as murder.

Five others died several months after it was believed they were poisoned.

They are among a number of cases being treated as grievous bodily harm.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of three counts of murder, 18 counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and offences of poisoning under Section 24 of the Offences Against the Person Act.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

– Greater Manchester Police
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