Football club slams fans for coming up with ‘appalling’ Lucy Letby chant
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Chester Football Club has ripped into fans who came up with an 'appalling' chant that included Lucy Letby's name.
Earlier this week, the club had their National League North match against Hereford, which is where the killer nurse is from.
The chant referenced her home town and it has not gone down well with Chester FC officials.
Vice chairman, Jim Green, said: "The club condemns the appalling chant heard during our match with Hereford.
"We are ashamed to be associated with anyone responsible for the chant.
"It is reprehensible behaviour and demonstrates a deeply concerning lack of compassion, understanding and decency.
"The impact of Lucy Letby's horrifying crimes continues to be felt throughout our community and the collective thoughts of the football club, our staff and supporters remain with the families and loved ones of the babies."
Green said they will be reviewing CCTV footage from the game to see if they can work out who started the chant.
He promised they would be taking 'appropriate' action if and when they find the culprits.
Letby was sentenced to life in prison last month after being found guilty of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murder of six others.
The 33-year-old's trial took place at Manchester Crown Court and the jury wasn't able to reach a verdict on six further cases.
Mr Justice Goss told Letby there was 'premeditation, calculation and cunning in your actions' as he handed down a whole-life order at Manchester Crown Court.
Addressing the nurse, he said: “You acted in a way that was completely contrary to the normal human instincts of nurturing and caring for babies and in gross breach of the trust that all citizens place in those who work in the medical and caring professions.
“The babies you harmed were born prematurely and some were at risk of not surviving but in each case you deliberately harmed them, intending to kill them.”
Letby was not there in person to attend her sentencing, having previously indicated to the court that she did not intend to return to the dock, take part in her sentencing hearing or follow proceedings via video link from prison.
The judge told Letby she would be provided copies of his remarks and the personal statements of the families of her victims.