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Police speaking with man after baby found dead at Auckland property

Police inquiries are underway after a baby was found dead at an Auckland property this morning.

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A man is assisting officers in their inquiries. Source: 1 NEWS

Police were called to an address on Sandbrook Ave, Ōtara around 10am where a baby was found dead in "unexplained" circumstances.

“We are currently speaking with a man as part of our inquiries,” Detective Inspector Warrick Adkin from Counties Manukau Police told 1 NEWS.

A scene guard is currently in place and a scene examination by police will take place at the address.

Oranga Tamariki's Alison Cronin, the regional manager for South Auckland, said they are assisting police after the baby's death, but she was unable to comment further.