Baby boy’s injuries ’shock’ Tauranga police

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner.

An incident in Welcome Bay which left a three-week-old baby with serious injuries has been ruled out as an accident.

An investigation has been underway since the incident happened on December 30.

Police were notified after the baby was taken to Tauranga Hospital.

He was then flown to Starship Hospital in Auckland.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner says the boy remains on life support but is improving.

“Police are yet to fully determine the circumstances surrounding the boy’s injuries but we can confirm they are non-accidental.

"The extent of the injuries have shocked the enquiry team and our hearts go out to this child,” he says.

“We want to assure the public that Police are working extremely hard to find who is responsible and hold them to account.

"A dedicated team of 13 investigators remains focused on bringing this matter to a conclusion and they have been working around the clock to do so.

“We’re asking anyone who has any information, including any member of the family or wider community, to please contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.”

A further update will be provided once it becomes available.

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