Shropshire Star

Peter Rhodes on enforced listening, floating birds and the statistics behind murders in the NHS

Can we please, in the name of sanity, end this debate about bringing back the death penalty for baby murderers like Lucy Letby?

Lucy Letby – one in a thousand?

One reason Britain abandoned capital punishment in the 1960s was that juries were refusing to convict and have blood on their hands. So those calling for baby murderers to be executed should consider this: if we still had the death sentence, Lucy Letby would probably have been acquitted.

As for the suggestion that Letby and her ilk might be locked up with the judges' sentencing video-linked into the cell, how long before some smart lawyer would claim that “enforced listening” was a breach of their human rights? And that would never do, would it?