30 Jun 2015

Man in court over child's death

12:34 pm on 30 June 2015

A Hawera man has appeared in court facing charges relating to the death of a toddler in the town on Friday.

The 27-year-old, who has name suppression, is charged with manslaughter and assault on a child.

He made a brief appearance before Judge Chris Sygrove at Hawera District Court this morning.

The man was remanded in custody and ordered to reappear in the High Court at New Plymouth on 17 July.

Police arrested the man after emergency services were called to a Hawera address about 11pm on Friday. Ambulance personnel were unable to revive a two-year-old girl.

The coroner has been notified and a post mortem was completed over the weekend.