Man charged after baby left in critical condition

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged after a 10-month-old baby was seriously injured in Hokitika yesterday.

The baby was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition, says Detective Senior Sergeant Kirsten Norton.

"The man is expected to appear in Christchurch District Court today on one count of wounding with intent.

"Police are not able to add anything further as the matter is before the court."

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