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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Man charged with infant’s death

A Hunter man has been charged with murder over the death of a three-month-old infant in Newcastle earlier this year.

Emergency services were called to a unit on Fowler Street at Hamilton South about 10.40am on Tuesday 4 August, after the girl was found unresponsive.

The child was taken to John Hunter Hospital where she was declared deceased.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District established Strike Force Giffen to investigate the circumstances surrounding the infant’s death.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives attended a Maitland property about 11.30am on Wednesday 16 December and arrested a 24-year-old man.

He was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with murder and sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10.

The man was refused bail to appear at Maitland Local Court on Thursday 17 December.