Police confirm child’s death following incident

Police at the scene of the alleged incident. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Police have confirmed a 17-month-old child critically injured in Tauranga on Wednesday has died at Starship Hospital today.

A police spokesperson says they were called to a property in Maungatapu on Wednesday where a child had been injured.

“Police are investigating the cause of the injuries and the circumstances leading up to the incident, and were conducting enquiries in the Maungatapu area yesterday.

“A number of people are cooperating with Police enquiries.”

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