UPDATE: Homicide investigation, Otautau, Southland

As stated by Inspector Mike Bowman, Area Commander, Southland:

Police have arrested and charged a person with murder in relation to the death of an 8-year-old in Otautau, Southland.

They will appear in the Invercargill Youth Court this afternoon.

Police were called to the incident at 10.30pm yesterday.

A forensic examination is ongoing at two Otautau addresses.

This is a truly tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the child at this difficult time.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.