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Nurse Victorino Chua maintains innocence despite convictions

Nurse Victorino Chua, who was jailed at Manchester Crown Court for murdering and poisoning patients at Stepping Hill Hospital, today said in a statement issued by his solicitor: "I am completely innocent of any wrong doing. I now face a minimum of 35 years in custody for crimes I did not commit."

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Investigations into 11 more deaths at Stepping Hill

Victorino Chua was jailed for 35 years Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Eleven more deaths at Stepping Hill Hospital are to be investigated following the conviction of killer nurse Victorino Chua.

South Manchester coroner John Pollard is set to publicly examine the deaths of 11 people - none of whom have been named.

In a statement, Stockport NHS Trust said the coroner had been unable to undertake inquests into these deaths at the time of the police investigation and trial.

"The 11 deaths that the coroner is now investigating are therefore relating to patients who were inpatients at the hospital over this period."

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