Man arrested following death of 17-month old

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A 39-year-old man has been arrested following the death of 17-month old Sadie-Leigh Gardner.

Sadie-Leigh was taken to Auckland’s Starship Hospital from Tauranga with serious head injuries following an incident on March 27 2019.

She sadly died on March 29.

Detective Senior Sergeant Lindsay Pillbrow says the man is due to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow charged with murder.

“Police would like to thank the public for their assistance during the investigation, which has been of great help to the investigation team.

“As the matter is before the courts, police are not in a position to comment further.”


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