Homicide investigation launched into death of Gisborne toddler

Gisborne Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-month-old toddler.

The toddler was brought into Gisborne Hospital with critical injuries on Thursday 6 January and was subsequently flown to Starship Hospital.

Sadly, the toddler died today.

Police enquiries into the nature and circumstances surrounding their injuries are continuing.

A scene examination has been completed at a residential address in Te Hapara, Gisborne.

Police are speaking to a number of people, but we would like to speak to anyone else who may have information that could assist our enquiries in determining how the toddler’s injuries were sustained.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.