Rebecca Leighton, the nurse wrongly accused of causing the death of several of her patients, gives her first and only interview in a UK media exclusive.
Rebecca, 27, was dubbed the "killer nurse" and the "angel of death" after she was charged in connection with contaminating bags of saline with insulin in July this year following the deaths of several patients at the hospital she worked at in Stockport. She had always denied any wrongdoing.
Rebecca was held in custody for six weeks. The charges have now been dropped. Furious with the media, Rebecca chats to Holly and Phillip exclusively to give her side of the story.
Talking of the moment the police knocked at her door to arrest her Rebecca said: "It was horrendous, horrendous. I thought the police just wanted to ask further questions, I wasn't expecting what was to come at all."
But she added that she thought after being arrested that she would be home by teatime as she knew she hadn't done anything wrong. So certain was she that she even refused a solicitor while being interviewed.
And she told Holly and Phillip: "In custody I pleaded with the police every day, just don’t stop looking, don’t stop with me, because if you do the person that has done these horrific things is still out there."
Rebecca believes the picture the media had built up of her was to blame for bail being refused for her own protection.
She said: "The media portrayed it to be that work got in the way of my social life which wasn't true.
"It's hard to even say about having a normal life again... I'm living at my parents, I'm not working, I can't go out of my house without people taking pictures of me. I find it hard to look any further into the future than right here and now. But I'd love to have my life back, exactly how it was before."
She added that she was still afraid of going out alone: "I'm a bit scared really, someone has to be with me all the time... I've been left now to try and sort everything out myself."