Baby fights for life after alleged assault by father

A NEWBORN baby boy is fighting for life in hospital after being assaulted, allegedly by his father at a home in Perth.

The infant, just seven-weeks-old, reportedly remains in Perth’s Children’s Hospital, five weeks after the alleged attack at Hamersley, in Perth’s northwest, on August 10.

Nine News reporter Michael Genovese broke the story on Friday night, revealing a 25-year-old man believed to be the child’s father had been charged over the alleged incident.


Police allege the 25-year-old was home alone with the newborn when the infant sustained life-threatening injuries.

Paramedics were called to the property and rushed the baby to hospital in a critical condition.

He remains there today, receiving treatment, according to Channel Nine.

Child Abuse Squad detectives have since charged the 25-year-old man with aggravated grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court on October 19.