Child Abuse-Police: Toddler’s critical injuries inflicted in family care

This was Child abuse – not reasonable force by way of correction

Wednesday, 02 July 2008

Another toddler is fighting for his life in Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital from injuries police say he got in the care of his family.

The three-year-old Avondale boy was admitted to hospital on Monday after family members consulted relatives.

Police were told of the child’s injuries, which included head wounds, on Monday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty said the boy was in a critical condition in a drug-induced coma and members of the Auckland police child abuse team were making preliminary inquiries,

The child’s siblings had been removed from the family home to a “safe and secure” environment, Child Youth and Family said.




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