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Nurse Rebecca Leighton

Detectives arrested a 26-year-old nurse on suspicion of murder over the
of three hospital patients given insulin-contaminated saline solution,
British police said.

Rebecca Leighton worked at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, where
police were alerted last week to a batch of saline believed to have been
deliberately tampered with.

The unexplained deaths of a 44-year-old woman and two men aged 84
and 71 are being linked to the contamination, while a fourth patient, a
man in his 40s, remains critically ill.

"This morning, a 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder.
She remains in police custody for questioning. Inquiries are continuing,"
a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.

In total, 11 out of 14 patients originally affected by the contamination
have survived.

Hospital chief executive Chris Burke told a press conference on Wednesday
that staff were "shocked, horrified and angry" at the events.

"They are alarmed that a place that should be for care has become a crime
scene," he said.

"This is a criminal act, perpetrated by someone with malicious intent. 
We do not believe it could have been anticipated."

On her Facebook profile Leighton describes herself as a "happy go lucky 
kinda gal", who "loves the wkend (if im not workin)"