Baby who died from fall named

22:45, Jan 16 2014

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

Honour was flown to Starship children's hospital in Auckland with serious injuries on Monday night after a reported fall at a Riverton house.

Yesterday, Acting Senior Sergeant Peter Graham, of Invercargill, said police inquiries were continuing.

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.

Riverton chief fire officer Helen Bull said firefighters found the baby unconscious on the lounge floor and performed CPR.

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


Police were trying to determine how Honour came to fall and whether there were any suspicious circumstances.

The investigation into Honour's death was on behalf of the coroner and to determine whether there was any criminal culpability, Mr Bowman said.

An autopsy carried out on Wednesday would help police build a picture of what had happened, he said.

The Southland Times