Nurse rearrested in Stepping Hill hospital poisoning inquiry

A nurse has been rearrested in connection with the Stepping Hill poison probe. Victorino Chua, 47, was arrested on suspicion of murdering three patients, 18 counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and poisoning offences.

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

Victorino Chua wearing a black woollen hat arrested at his home in Heaton Chapel, Stockport.
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 wearing a black woollen hat arrested at his home in Heaton Chapel, surrounded by group of police in plain clothes.
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.

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Nurse accused of contaminating medicines at hospital

A nurse has been rearrested on the suspicion of three counts of murder and poisoning 18 others at Stepping Hill hospital.

A general view of Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

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

Victorino Chua, 48, has been arrested on suspicion of tampering with medical records and the contamination of intravenous medicines at the hospital in Stockport.

Nurse arrested on suspicion of three counts of murder

A nurse has been rearrested in connection with the deliberate contamination of products in Stepping Hill Hospital which led to the deaths of three people.

A man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into the deliberate contamination of products and tampering of medical records at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Today, Friday 28 March 2014, 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 statement