WATCH: Man arrested over suspicious death of toddler

Detectives investigating the suspicious death of a 20-month-old girl in the NSW Hunter region have today taken a man into custody.

The 26-year-old was arrested at a home at Tanilba Bay about 8.30am.

It comes after emergency crews were called to a house at Tarro about 5.30pm on 19 June, following reports a toddler was in cardiac arrest.


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The child was rushed to John Hunter Hospital, but she could not be revived.

The man has been taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station, where police say he will be charged with murder.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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