Woman arrested over 20-month-old girl's death

A woman was arrested on Friday morning in connection with the death of a toddler in the NSW Hunter region two months ago.

Emergency services were called to a house at Tarro, near Maitland, following reports a 20-month-old girl was in cardiac arrest, about 5.30pm on June 19.

The child was taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to John Hunter Hospital, but she could not be revived.

A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a toddler in the NSW Hunter region two months ago. Source: NSW Police

NSW Homicide Squad detectives and Port Stephens Police established Strike Force Nerium to investigate the circumstances surrounding the little girl’s death.

A man has also been arrested in connection to the child’s death. He was charged last Thursday and remains before the courts.

Officers escort the woman to the Maitland Police Station for questioning. Source: NSW Police. Source: NSW Police

Following further investigations, Strike Force Nerium detectives arrested a 22-year-old woman at a home at Tarro just after 8am on Friday, NSW Police confirmed in a statement.

The woman has been taken to Maitland Police Station and inquiries are continuing.