A Lincolnshire child murderer has received the Covid vaccine ahead of a victim she left disabled.

Beverley Allitt was given 13 life sentences after being convicted of murdering four children while working as a nurse in Lincolnshire.

‘The Angel of Death’, from Grantham, is one of the county’s most notorious serial killers.

She also attempted to murder three other children and caused grievous bodily harm to another six.

Allitt has received the coronavirus vaccine while a victim who requires 24/7 care after Allitt tried to suffocate her is still waiting for the jab, Lincolnshire Live has reported.

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Beverly Allitt’s terrible crimes earned her the name ‘Angel of Death’
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Katie Phillips was two months old when she was given a insulin overdose, which killed her twin sister Becky.

Now 30, Katie suffers from brain damage, blindness and partial paralysis.

Katie’s mum Sue Laccohee, 53, told the Sun: “It annoys me that anybody who has done wrong can get the jab before other people that need it most.

“Obviously, I would like Katie to have everything going to protect her — but she still hasn’t had it.

“We don’’t mind waiting if people are more vulnerable than us but if we’re bringing Beverley Allitt into the equation you do wonder.

“I can only think that Miss Allitt has some underlying health condition that means she has jumped the queue. It is annoying but I am not shocked.”

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Allitt, who went on a 59-day spree attacking children at Grantham and Kevesten Hospital in 1991, has been incarcerated at Rampton High Security Psychiatric Hospital in Nottinghamshire.

It isn’t known whether Allitt is considered by be clinically extremely vulnerable, which would give her higher priority for the jab.

Doctors believe she suffers from the medical illness Münchausen syndrome by proxy, in which people cause harm to others to gain sympathy for themselves.

Jamie Waller is Live Reporter for Scunthorpe and Grimsby. He covers breaking news, crime, coronavirus and human interest stories across northern Lincolnshire.

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The trust which oversees Covid vaccinations at the prison has issued a statement on Allitt’s treatment.

Dr Julie Hankin, Executive Medical Director at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our patients are being vaccinated at the same time as the general public and in line with the priority groups set out by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.”

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