Police are not commenting on reports a 3-week-old baby in
hospital with life-threatening injuries allegedly had her
throat slashed during an incident in her Invercargill home.
The infant girl, Noklair Milton, remains in a critical
condition in the paediatric intensive care unit at Starship
Hospital after the Monday morning incident.
Police later confirmed the parents were in the house at the
time of the incident, and no-one else was being sought in
connection with the baby's injuries.
After the incident at their Princes St home, the baby's
mother, Sucharitta Milton, travelled with police to Southland
Hospital, while her husband David Milton went with his
daughter in the ambulance.
St John Southern Lakes district operations manager Pauline
Buchanan confirmed a police officer drove the ambulance to
allow ambulance officers to treat the infant.
''The ambulance crew who attended and treated the patient was
absolutely focused on patient care, and were very thankful to
the police officer who assisted them in transporting the
patient to hospital.''
Mrs Milton studied massage at the Southern Institute of
Technology, and sells small electronic items over the
Late last year, she received New Zealand citizenship at a
ceremony in Invercargill.
Neighbours said that the cordon around the home was removed
yesterday afternoon, and no-one had returned to the property.