Court for NSW alleged toddler murderer

A man is expected to face court charged with murdering a toddler in the NSW Hunter Valley seven weeks ago.

Emergency services were called to a house in Tarro, near Newcastle, in June after reports a 20-month-old child was in cardiac arrest.

She did not survive.

The 26-year-old man was arrested on Thursday morning by homicide detectives and charged with murder.

He is due before Newcastle Local Court on Friday.