Baby who died after fall named

COLLETTE DEVLIN
Last updated 14:31 16/01/2014
3-month-old baby dies
NICOLE GOURLEY/Fairfax NZ

INCIDENT SCARE: Police carry out an investigation at a Riverton house where a 3-month-old baby suffered serious injuries after a fall and later died in hospital.

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The 3-month-old Riverton boy who died after serious injuries on Monday night has been named as Honour Shamrock Ashworth.

Honour was taken to hospital with serious injuries on Monday night has died.

A police investigation is under way after it was reported that the baby had fallen at a Riverton house.

He was flown to Starship children's hospital in Auckland on Monday night in a critical condition.

Emergency services were called to the Havelock St home at 7.25pm on Monday and told that a baby boy had suffered serious injuries and was unresponsive.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Bowman said the baby died early yesterday as a result of the injuries.

He would not comment on whether the nature of the police investigation had changed after the child's death.

Police were still trying to determine how he came to fall and if there were any suspicious circumstances. The investigation into the baby's death was on behalf of the coroner and to determine whether there was any criminal culpability, he said.

About six police staff and an Environmental Science and Research team continued a forensic examination at the Riverton house yesterday.

An autopsy was carried out yesterday. It would help police build a picture of what had happened, Mr Bowman said.

Riverton Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Helen Bull said firefighters responded to a medical assist call and were first on the scene. They found Honour unconscious on the lounge floor and performed CPR.

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