The following statement is attributable to Eastern District Child Protection Team Detective Senior Sergeant Sally Patrick:
Hawke’s Bay Police have charged a 27-year-old male in relation to the death of a 3-month-old child in 2021.
The baby had been flown to Starship Children’s Hospital from Hawkes Bay Regional hospital on March 20, 2021, after suffering life-threatening injuries at a Napier address.
Sadly, the baby’s condition deteriorated, and he died on the March 23, 2021.
The 27-year-old male will appear in Napier District Court on Wednesday 8 June on a charge of manslaughter.
Issued by Police Media Centre