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Rebecca Leighton: Daily Mail Produces ‘Victims’ Of An Unproven Crime

by | 21st, July 2011

NURSE REBECCA Leighton has been arrested on suspicion of murdering three patients at Stockport’s Stepping Hill Hospital. The Mirror says Becki Leighton is being held by saline serial killer cops ”.

Who knew that the police had an entire division devoted to saline serial killers?

Of course, Leighton is only a suspect Still, the Mail wants its readers to play armchair detective why should saline serial killer cops get all the fun? It’s front page asks:

“DID THIS NURSE MURDER THREE PATIENTS?”

Did she deliberately sabotage containers of harmless saline solution by injecting insulin into them? Was anyone murdered?

The Times reports:

Ms Arden, a grandmother from Stockport, was being treated for illnesses associated with multiple sclerosis earlier this month, but died after her condition inexplicably deteriorated.

The condition of Mr Keep, who had lung cancer and was recovering from a fractured hip, went downhill when he was put on a saline drip for rehydration. He died last Thursday.

Mr Lancaster, a retired photographer, died the same week. A fourth patient, a man in his forties, is still critically ill and a hospital spokesman said that he remained “very poorly”.

But beneath a photo, the paper declares:

Victims: Tracey Arden, 44, George Keep, 84, and Arnold Lancaster, 71, who died at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport

Victims of what? Stress? On her Facebook page, Leighton wrote that she was shattered ”. And:

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