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Stepping Hill deaths: Nurse Victorino Chua appears in court

29 March 2014 Last updated at 11:21 GMT

A nurse has appeared in court charged with the murder of three patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.

Victorino Chua, 48, of Churchill Street, Heaton Norris, is also charged with 31 other offences including GBH and attempted poisoning.

He is accused of murdering patients Tracey Arden, 44, Arnold Lancaster, 71, and Alfred Derek Weaver, 83.

Ed Thomas reports from Manchester Magistrates' Court, where Mr Chua was remanded in custody.