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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

The following statement is attributable to Eastern District Child Protection Team Detective Senior Sergeant Sally Patrick:

Hawke’s Bay Police have charged a 27-year-old male in relation to the death of a 3-month-old child in 2021.   

The baby had been flown to Starship Children’s Hospital from Hawkes Bay Regional hospital on March 20, 2021, after suffering life-threatening injuries at a Napier address.

Sadly, the baby’s condition deteriorated, and he died away on the March 23, 2021.

The 27-year-old male will appear in Napier District Court on Wednesday 8 June on a charge of manslaughter.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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