29 Apr 2011

Police seek information on baby's death

6:50 pm on 29 April 2011

Police are appealing for information about the death of a six-month-old baby girl from what they say are non-accidental injuries.

Serenity Scott-Dinnington, of Ngaruawahia, died in Auckland's Starship Hospital on Thursday when her life support was turned off. She had first been admitted to hospital on Tuesday.

The officer in charge of the case, Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Greene says someone will know how Serenity sustained her injuries and says they have a responsibility to come forward.

A post-mortem is being held, but police say they already know Serenity's injuries were not accidental.

They say they have spoken to a group of adults who they believe were in the house at the time she was injured and have also received useful information from Ngaruawahia locals.

They are also conducting a scene examination of her home.