Chester football fans are being condemned by their club for the ailing Lucy Letby, who is rivaling Hereford fans over their city’s born serial killer – and are scouring CCTV to find the culprits
- Letby was born in Hereford but committed her crimes in Chester Hospital
- Chester fans chanted ‘Lucy Letby she’s one of you’ at Hereford support.
- Letby received multiple life sentences and will spend the rest of her life in prison
Chester football fans were heard singing a sick taunt of Lucy Letby at an out-of-league game to compete with Hereford fans.
The club, as well as other fans on social media and forums, condemned the shouts of “Lucy Letby, she’s one of you” broadcast at Tuesday night’s National League North game at Deva Stadium.
Chester FC condemned the “appalling” chanting, which “demonstrated a deeply worrying lack of compassion, understanding and decency” and is currently reviewing CCTV footage to identify those responsible.
Letby, who was born in Hereford, was convicted of the murder of seven babies and attempted murder of six other babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital last month.
Her crimes make her the most prolific child serial killer in modern British history, having intentionally injected babies with air, force-fed others with milk and poisoned two with insulin.
At a game on Tuesday night, Chester football fans could be heard chanting sickly taunts at Hereford fans about serial child killer Lucy Letby
Neonatal nurse Letby was born in Hereford but studied and worked in Chester where she murdered seven babies and attempted to kill six others at the Countess of Chester Hospital
Chester fans took to social media about Letby’s taunts after the National League North game
Letby, 33, received multiple life sentences, one for each offence, and will spend the rest of her life behind bars.
Chester fan Melissa wrote on X: “Didn’t expect to hear ‘Lucy Letby she’s one of you’ tonight.”
Another supporter wrote on the Deva chat forums: “What about Lucy Letby, she’s one of your own chants?” May be from Hereford but studied, lived in Chester and committed the murders.
“Some of the young lads need a head shake.”
Another fan replied, “Oh FFS they don’t have that, do they?” As far as they know, the person next to them in the stands may have lost a child to them. More terrible publicity for the club if this comes to light.’
Another post said; “Chester is a small place to be fair. I know one of the families that are affected. It’s disgusting to talk about.’
Chester FC vice-chairman Jim Green told Mail Sport: “Chester FC condemns the appalling chanting that was heard during our game against Hereford.”
“We are ashamed to be associated with anyone responsible for the chanting and will review CCTV footage to identify those involved and take appropriate action.”
“It is reprehensible behavior and shows a deeply concerning lack of compassion, understanding and decency.”
“The impact of Lucy Letby’s horrific crimes continues to be felt throughout our community and the collective thoughts of the football club, our staff and fans remain with the babies’ families and loved ones.”
Tuesday’s National League North game drew 2,272 spectators to Deva Stadium
Letby committed her crimes at the Countess of Chester Hospital in the city
Chester fans denounced the “disgusting” chants about Letby on a fan forum
In front of 2,272 spectators, Hereford defeated Chester 2-1.
Letby was born and raised in Hereford before studying nursing at the University of Chester. In 2012 she started working as a Nurse in the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit.
New tragedy speaking rules were introduced at the start of the season in the Premier League, EFL, National League and the top women’s leagues in England.
Chanting about tragedies like the 1989 Hillsborough disaster or the 1958 Munich plane crash is now a criminal offense and fans risk arrest and prosecution.