Person comes forward after Wellington children hospitalised with 'horrific injuries'

Police have made a breakthrough in their investigation of two children who were hospitalised after sustaining horrific injuries at two Wellington properties.

The pair, aged 4 and 5 years old, were injured at a Stokes Valley address, and previous Waterloo address, before being taken to hospital earlier this month.

"Concerned" hospital staff then alerted police to a possible family harm incident at a home in Stokes Valley.

"A medical assessment of the child and their sibling revealed further injuries believed to have been sustained in previous incidents," police said earlier this month.

The children and their family were known to both Oranga Tamariki and police.

Today, it's revealed a member of the public has come forward and spoken with police. 

"The information they have provided will form part of our enquiries and we continue to ask that anyone with information relating to these children does the right thing and shares that with police," Detective Senior Sergeant Rebecca Cotton said.

It comes after the children underwent surgery after receiving "a multitude of broken bones, extensive bruising and one child had brain bleeds and severe internal injuries".

Det Snr Sgt Cotton said investigators believe the two siblings were injured deliberately and "likely over a period of time".

Investigators on Friday asked the public for help in finding out what happened to the children.

Police said the children are "recovering well" since being discharged from hospital.

"Given the significant trauma they have experienced in their short lives, they are incredibly resilient and are receiving support as they recover from their injuries."

"The investigation into how their injuries were sustained is progressing and staff are continuing to speak to family members to form a picture of what has taken place. 

"We continue to have varying degrees of engagement with the family, but Police are confident that with the help of the community we can do what is right by these children."

Anyone with information that may assist police are urged to contact them on 105 or via, referencing file number: 240308/4647 

Alternatively, reports can be made anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.