Man arrested in relation to death of toddler

Police have arrested a man following the death of a toddler in South Taranaki at the weekend.

Emergency services were called to a Hawera address about 11pm on Friday.

Ambulance and police attended but were not able to revive the two-year-old girl.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brent Matuku said the family had been provided with victim support and were assisting police.

“A 27-year-old Hawera male has been arrested in relation to the death and is assisting police with enquiries,” Matuku said.

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