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Death of baby treated as suspicious

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/06/2017

Police are investigation the death of a newborn baby in May.

Police are treating the death as suspicious but still have a number of inquiries to make, says Detective Inspector Gary Lendrum of Counties Manukau police.

The baby was taken to Starship Hospital on May 23 in a critical condition and died four days later.

It may be a significant amount of time before police have the results of forensic testing in the case, says Det Insp Lendrum.

The baby boy was living at Oceanic Lodge, a boarding house in Favona when he was injured, media report.

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