Alleged child neglect investigation
Title: Alleged child neglect investigation
4January 2013 Hutt Valley Police were called to reports of
disorder at a Lower Hutt address.
Since this time Police
and Child Youth and Family have commenced a joint
investigation into the family involved in this incident.
Today an operation by Hutt Valley Police and Child Youth
and Family has resulted in the arrest and charging of the
parents of four young children with their alleged neglect.
They each face four charges of neglect, one relating to
The Officer in Charge of the Hutt Valley
Family Violence Team, Detective Sergeant Emma Foote said:
"This operation has been effective through the sharing of
information and the strong relationship we have with our
local Child Youth and Families Service. Our shared aim has
been to assist in providing a safer environment for these
children and to try and make a real difference."
children, aged between 4 years and 7 months have been placed
into custody of Child Youth and Family.
The two persons
arrested will appear in the Lower Hutt District Court
Ms Foote said: "I urge members of our
community to call police, Child Youth and Family or
anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they
have real concerns about the care and welfare of children
Police are not available for further
comment at this time.
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