29 Jun 2016

Man charged with murder of baby appears in court

1:13 pm on 29 June 2016

A 22-year-old man has appeared in Tauranga District Court charged with the murder of a three-month-old boy.

The accused was granted interim name suppression.

He has been charged with the murder of Richard Uddin and seven charges of assault on a child.

The boy died in Tauranga Hospital after being taken there by his mother on 7 June.

The murder charge was laid by the police yesterday, after the results of a post mortem.

The man will appear in the High Court next month.