1 Jun 2010

Woman charged with assaulting new-born baby

6:17 pm on 1 June 2010

A 24-year-old woman charged with assaulting a new-born baby in Murupara appeared before the Rotorua District Court today.

Police were called to an incident in Miro Drive yesterday and arrested a woman soon after.

Tania Rolleston, who is also known at Tania Hunt, is in custody for a psychiatric assessment and is due to reappear before the court in two weeks.

The baby, who is seven days old, was taken to Rotorua Hospital.

Detectives are investigating.