Father charged after newborn hospitalised with horrific injuries

A father has been charged after a four-week-old baby girl was rushed to hospital suffering seizures.

The infant remains in a critical but stable condition at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead after allegedly being assaulted by the 25-year-old man at a home in Sydney earlier this month.

According to NSW police, doctors told detectives that the girl had suffered serious brain, neck, and rib injuries.


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“Police will allege in court that the child had been assaulted by the man at a home in Sydney’s south-west,” police said in a statement.

The newborn’s father was arrested at Parramatta Police Station yesterday and charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.

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