Gold Coast man charged with assaulting baby girl

A MAN has been charged over the alleged horrific assault of a seven-month-old baby girl on the Gold Coast.

The 29-year-old man was arrested by detectives from the Gold Coast Child Protection and Investigation Unit on Thursday following an ongoing investigation.

The alleged assault is understood to have happened at a home in Robina on July 11.


Police say the baby sustained “serious head injuries”, allegedly consistent with being shaken, and was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The man, believed to be the infant’s father, has since been charged with grievous bodily harm.

He is due to face the Southport Magistrates Court on November 13.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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