15 May 2021

Police investigate after newborn baby critically injured at Hamilton home

2:14 pm on 15 May 2021

Police are investigating after a new-born baby girl in Hamilton was left with critical injuries.

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Starship Children's Hospital Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Detective Senior Sergeant Andrew Saunders said the 3-week-old baby suffered injuries in Hamilton earlier this week and is now in a critical condition in Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.

Saunders said the baby's injuries are being treated as "unexplained" while police and Oranga Tamariki worked to establish the cause.

A scene examination has been completed at the Hamilton property where the baby and her parents live.

"The investigation is ongoing and further updates will be provided when available," said Saunders.