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Man arrested following Tauranga homicide

Man arrested following Tauranga homicide

Posted April 23, 2019
Emergency Services , Media Release

Media Release: NZ Police - Detective Senior Sergeant Lindsay Pilbrow

Police have arrested a 39-year-old man 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 27 March 2019.

She sadly died on 29 March.

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.