Police grateful as pair appear in court over baby's death

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Elliot OIC Child Protection, Queensland Police Service, at a press conference to announce the arrest of two people in regard to a child's death in 2013. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Elliot OIC Child Protection, Queensland Police Service, at a press conference to announce the arrest of two people in regard to a child's death in 2013. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

A MAN and woman have appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court today charged over the death of a baby boy in 2013.

The pair were living in North Rockhampton at the time, but have since moved to Gladstone where they were charged yesterday. 

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Elliot said police had been investigating the infant boy's death since May 23, 2013 when emergency services were first called to the Lakes Creek Rd address.

Read about the court appearance here: Gladstone couple in court over baby's death

The boy died of his injuries on May 31, 2013 in a Brisbane hospital.

"The child did suffer significant injuries and now the matter is before the courts I'm not able to make any detailed comment about that," Det Snr Sgt Elliot said.

"It was a very big investigation, it was very lengthy.

"It took into account a lot of different agencies, a lot of experts.

"We were assisted greatly by State Crime Command and Child Trauma Taskforce there was a joint investigation between those two units to bring about this outcome."

Det Snr Sgt Elliot thanked the community for their assistance in the investigation.

"I think the response we received from the community and people who assisted us with our investigation has been fantastic.

"It's allowed us to get this matter to a conclusion.

"I'd also like to thank everybody who rang Crime Stoppers and assisted us.

"However, the investigation still goes on and if anyone does have any other information, we urge them to come forward."

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