Man arrested and charged in relation to baby's death in Ōtara

11:14 am on 27 October 2020

The investigation into the death of a baby in South Auckland has been upgraded to a homicide.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The five-month-old boy was found dead at a property on Sandbrook Avenue in Ōtara last Thursday.

Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested this morning and charged with Assaults Child.

They say they cannot rule out further charges being laid.

The man is expected to appear in Manukau District Court today.

Police said inquiries were ongoing.