A panel of judges has announced it has reserved judgment on whether to allow former Countess of Chester Hospital nurse Lucy Letby to appeal her convictions.

Last August Letby was found guilty of murdering seven babies, and attempting to murder six more, at the hospital's neonatal unit between June 2015 and June 2016. She was subsequently handed 14 whole-life orders, to spend the rest of her life in prison.

Since then, Letby, 34, has applied to appeal the convictions.

A three-day Court of Appeal hearing held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, April 22-23 and 25, has taken place before a panel of three judges, with Letby appearing via videolink from HMP Bronzefield.

Reporting restrictions in place mean the details of the appeal cannot be reported for legal reasons.

Judge Dame Victoria Sharp announced on Thursday, at the conclusion of the hearing, the panel of judges would reserve judgment.

That means their decision will be made at a later date.

The jury in Letby’s trial at Manchester Crown Court was unable to reach verdicts on six counts of attempted murder in relation to five children.

She will face a retrial at the same court in June on a single count that she attempted to murder a baby girl, known as Child K, in February 2016. That retrial is expected to take place in Manchester in June.

A court order prohibits reporting of the identities of the surviving and dead children who were the subject of the allegations.