Topics: Child Abuse, Crime

Hamilton community in shock

updated By Harata Brown
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Families from the Hamilton community, where an 8-month-old baby was critically injured yesterday, are in shock. 

Hamilton Police are still investigating what is believed to be a domestic incident where the baby suffered critical injuries, due to the severity of the case the baby has been transferred to Starship Hospital for specialist care.

Residents in the area say it is very family friendly and they weren’t aware of any domestic issues at the residence where the baby suffered serious head trauma. The scene remains cordoned off and Police are still investigating.

A 33-year-old man from the address was arrested yesterday and charged with assault on a child and appeared in Hamilton District Court today. 

The alleged defendant is still in custody and is set to appear again before the same court tomorrow.