Two arrested after four-month-old suffers 16 fractures

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Two people have been arrested in connection to a four-month-old baby sustained "significant" multiple fractures to her body.

The baby was admitted to Middlemore Hospital in February with 16 fractures to her skull, ribs and limbs believed to have been sustained over a period of time.

The injuries were non-accidental.

A 28-year-old man from Howick has now been arrested and charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

A 30-year-old woman has also been arrested and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Both of them will appear in the Manukau District Court on Friday.

The baby is expected to make a full recovery and is in custody care.

Anyone who is worried about a child can contact Oranga Tamariki immediately on 0508 326 459 or email

If a child is in immediate danger call 111.