10 Jan 2022

Police launch investigation into death of Gisborne toddler

3:47 pm on 10 January 2022

Gisborne Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-month-old toddler.

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Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

The child was brought into Gisborne Hospital with critical injuries on Thursday 6 January.

They were subsequently flown to Starship Hospital but died today.

A police spokesperson said they were continuing to investigate the nature and circumstances surrounding the child's injuries.

A scene examination has been completed at a residential address in the Gisborne suburb of Te Hapara.

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