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Homicide probe into baby death.

September 28, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

It will take several days to establish what caused the death of a 22-month-old girl taken to hospital with serious injuries, police said today. The girl was taken to Waikato Hospital early on Saturday afternoon suffering serious injuries and died overnight.

The couple had been living in the house for only a few months. Neighbours yesterday spoke of their shock at the death of the child. One woman, a shift-worker, awoke to loud banging at her door just after midday on Saturday and found a “panicked” young man who asked her to call an ambulance because the girl wasn’t breathing. He then ran back to his house.

The woman, who asked not to be named, rang 111 and went outside to find out more details. The man and a young woman were putting the baby into a car. “He called out ‘the baby’s not breathing and we’re going to the Dallas clinic’ and then they sped off.” The clinic is in the same street as the couple’s house.

The little girl was the child of a young couple who lived in a house in Studholme St, Morrinsville, to the east of Hamilton. Police are treating the death as a homicide. The baby is the third to have died in suspicious circumstances in New Zealand in two months.

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