More deaths at poison hospital


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Police are investigating the deaths of two more patients believed to have been poisoned with insulin at Stepping Hill Hospital, it was announced yesterday.

The death on 20 January of John Beeley, 73, was the sixth fatality among the 21 people thought to have had their saline drips deliberately contaminated at the hospital in Stockport, Cheshire.

Earlier, the family of Linda McDonagh, 60, who died on 14 Jan- uary, said they believed the grandmother was poisoned by a saboteur while battling motor neurone disease and pneumonia last summer.