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How The Tabloids Monstered Rebecca Leighton Over The Stepping Hill Hospital Deaths

REBECCA Leighton is free. The nurse was arrested suspicion of murder in July. Her arrest followed the deaths of two men and a woman at Stockport’s Stepping Hill Hospital. The theory was that insulin was deliberately injected into 36 saline containers.

She was convicted of no crime. Still, the Mirror said she was being held by “saline serial killer cops”.

Who knew that the police had an entire division devoted to saline serial killers? The Times and Telegraph led with photos of Leighton taken from her Facebook page. No, not shots of the nurse looking starched and orderly but photos of her looking zany and bit waahaaay on nights out with mates.

The Mail wanted its readers to play armchair detective – why should saline serial killer cops get all the fun? It’s front page asked:

“DID THIS NURSE MURDER THREE PATIENTS?”

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Posted: 2nd, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (5)