Charges Laid On 34 Year Old Man – Suspicious Baby Death

Filed in Just In by May 21, 2020

NSW Police have just published the following statement in relation to the suspicious death of a seven month old baby from Aberdeen, which died in Muswellbrook hospital on Sunday:

A man wanted on five outstanding warrants has been arrested by police following a vehicle stop near Muswellbrook.

An extensive police operation was conducted in the Nundle area yesterday (Wednesday 20 May 2020), involving officers from Hunter Valley Police District, Oxley Police District, and other specialist commands.

Arrest made on Wednesday night in relation to the suspicious death of a baby from Aberdeen on Sunday afternoon.

Just after 6.30pm, a 34-year-old man was arrested following a vehicle stop on the New England Highway at Muswellbrook.

He was taken to Muswellbrook Police Station before being transferred to Muswellbrook and Maitland Hospitals.

Upon his release from hospital, he was conveyed back to Muswellbrook Police Station.

The man has been charged with five outstanding warrants relating to traffic, property, judicial and revocation of parole offences.

He was also charged with three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (domestic violence), two counts of common assault (domestic violence) and one count of intentionally or recklessly destroy/damage property (domestic violence related).

The Muswellbrook man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Friday 22 May 2020).
Inquiries are continuing.

The police photo of the arrest, shows the arrest was made on the New England Highway in Muswellbrook, southbound, approximately 400 metres from Hunter Belle Cheese Factory.

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