20 Nov 2018

Homicide investigation launched following baby's death in Porirua

6:39 am on 20 November 2018

Police have launched a homicide inquiry after a three-month-old baby girl died in Porirua last week.

Stock photo.

Stock photo. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

A post-mortem and scene examination revealed the baby died of non-accidental injuries on 13 November.

A 22-year-old Porirua man has been arrested and faces one charge of male assaults female and assault on a child.

He will appear in the Porirua District Court on 20 November.

Police said they were working closely with the baby's family.

"This is a tragedy impacting on a large family group," police said.

Police said they are committed to supporting the family and providing answers to them.