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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Hawke’s Bay Police have today charged two people in relation to the serious assault of a 4-year-old boy.

The boy was found critically injured at a property in Flaxmere on January, 29 2020.

He has made a remarkable recovery, but has sustained permanent brain damage.

A 32-year-old woman has today been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, neglect and nine counts of assaulting a child.

A 27-year-old man is also charged with neglect, and with injuring with intent.

Both will appear in Hastings District Court on Tuesday, June 8.

Detective sergeant Heath Jones says that if anyone has any further information about this incident please call Police on 105 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote the file number 200130/8360

As this matter is now before the courts Police will not be making any further comment.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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