25 Oct 2019

Two in Auckland charged for seriously injuring infant

10:17 am on 25 October 2019

Two people have been charged after a baby was seriously injured in the Auckland suburb of Mt Wellington in November last year.

18072016 Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King. Wellington High Court.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The man and woman, both 33, face charges of ill-treatment or neglect of a child.

The woman has also been charged with wounding with reckless disregard.

The baby, who was eight weeks old at the time, is now a year old.

The pair are due to appear in the North Shore District Court today.

Auckland City Police detective senior sergeant Bridget Doell said the child had "fortunately recovered from their injuries".

"The baby was first taken into a Panmure medical centre on 8 November 2018 before they were transported to Starship Hospital with serious injuries."