NSW police charge man over infant death

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A man has been charged with murder over the death of a three-month old infant in Newcastle earlier this year.

Emergency services were called to a unit on Fowler Street at Hamilton South about 10.40am on Tuesday 4 August 2020, after a three-month old girl was found unresponsive.

The infant was taken to John Hunter Hospital where she was declared deceased.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District established Strike Force Giffen to investigate the circumstances surrounding the infant’s death.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives attended a Maitland property about 11.30am today (Wednesday 16 December 2020) and arrested a 24-year-old man.

He was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with murder and sexual intercourse with child under age of 10 years.

He was refused bail to appear at Maitland Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 17 December 2020).

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