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Investigation into Otara baby’s death – man arrested

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Police have made an arrest as part of the ongoing homicide investigation into the death of a baby in Ōtara on May 23, 2022.

A 24-year-old man is due to appear in the Manukau District Court today on one charge of assaults child.

Detective Inspector Warrick Adkin, Counties Manukau CIB said, ‘I want to acknowledge the family and those within the community who are continuing to assist Police with our ongoing investigation.

‘Investigations involving the death of a child have a profound effect on the family, wider community, and Police staff.

‘I would also like to recognise the investigation team’s continued hard work and perseverance through this investigation.

‘We all have a responsibility to protect our most vulnerable to prevent these tragedies.

‘Our investigation is ongoing and Police cannot rule out further charges being laid.’

Source:NZ Police

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