Young mum attacked, baby injured after intruder storms home in broad daylight

POLICE are hunting a man who broke into a house in broad daylight and attacked a woman and her eight-month-old baby in country NSW.

The intruder forced his way into the 29-year-old woman’s Day Street home in the regional city of Wagga Wagga, about 4.40pm on Friday.

Police said the man, who was a stranger to the family, attacked the young mother, injuring both her and her baby daughter, before fleeing.


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That’s when police say the woman alerted her husband and the couple reported the incident at Wagga Wagga Police Station.

Detectives established a crime scene at the family’s home and are appealing for assistance from the public.

Anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the attack and saw anything suspicious is urged to call Wagga Wagga Police on (02) 6922 2599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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