Police swarming rural property where 5-month-old died

  • 20/12/2016

There are reports a five-month-old baby has died after being left in a car overnight in rural Auckland.

Police were called to a rural property near Waiuku on Tuesday afternoon following the "sudden and unexplained" death of a five-month-old.

A source told Newshub the baby was pulled from a car at around 2pm on Tuesday afternoon.

They said the family arrived home at around 10pm on Monday night and it's possible the baby may have been in the car all night.

Police have not confirmed any details about the baby's death other than to say the parents of the baby are speaking with police and assisting with inquiries.

Police officers have also been speaking to neighbours.