Chester football fans heard chanting ‘Lucy Letby, she’s one of your own’ in a sick taunt to rival Hereford fans over the serial killer born in their city
- Letby was born in Hereford but committed her crimes at hospital in Chester
- Chester fans chanted ‘Lucy Letby, she’s one of your own’ at Hereford support
- Letby was given multiple life sentences and will spend rest of her life in prison
Chester football fans were heard chanting a sick Lucy Letby taunt to rival Hereford supporters at a non-league match.
Fellow fans on social media and forums condemned the ‘Lucy Letby, she’s one of your own’ chants aired at Tuesday night’s National League North fixture at the Deva Stadium.
Letby, who was born in Hereford, was convicted last month of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six other infants at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Her crimes make her the most prolific child serial killer in modern British history after she deliberately injected babies with air, force fed others milk and poisoned two with insulin.
Letby, 33, was given multiple whole-life terms, one for each offence, and will spend the rest of her life behind bars.
Chester football fans were heard chanting sick taunts at Hereford supporters about serial child killer Lucy Letby at a match on Tuesday night
Neonatal nurse Letby was born in Hereford but studied and worked in Chester, where she murdered seven babies and attempting to kill six others at the Countess of Chester Hospital
Chester fans spoke of the Letby taunts on social media after the National League North game
Chester fan Melissa wrote on X: ‘Chant I didn’t expect to hear tonight ‘Lucy Letby she’s one of your own.’
Another support wrote on the Deva Chat forum: ‘What was with the Lucy Letby she’s one of your own chants? May well be from Hereford but went uni, lived and committed the murders in Chester.
‘Some of the young lads need a head wobble.’
Another fan responded: ‘Oh FFS, they didn’t did they? The person next to them in the stand could have lost a child to her, for all they know. More dreadful publicity for the club if that gets out.’
Another post said; ‘Chester is a small place to be fair. I know one of the families affected, chanting about it is disgusting.’
The National League North match on Tuesday drew a crowd of 2,272 to the Deva Stadium
Letby committed her crimes at the Countess of Chester Hospital in the city
Chester fans condemned the ‘disgusting’ chants about Letby on a supporter forum
Mail Sport has contacted Chester FC for comment.
A crowd of 2,272 saw Hereford beat Chester 2-1.
Letby was born and grew up in Hereford before studying nursing at the University of Chester. She began working as a registered nurse on the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital in 2012.
New rules on tragedy chanting were adopted by the Premier League, EFL, National League and leading women’s leagues in England at the beginning of the season.
Chants about tragedies, such as the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster or the 1958 Munich Air Crash, are now a criminal offence with fans risking arrest and prosecution.