A FIVE-MONTH-OLD baby has been rushed to hospital with head injuries after being picked up and thrown, allegedly by his own father during a domestic dispute at a home in Sydney’s west.
Emergency services were called to the house on Jersey Road in Hebersham just after 2.30pm on Wednesday following reports of a man and woman fighting.
During the disturbance, it’s alleged the baby’s 21-year-old father picked up a stroller, which contained his infant son, and threw it before leaving the scene.
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The five-month-old baby boy was treated by ambulance paramedics at the scene before being transported to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
He has head injuries and is believed to be in a stable condition.
Officers attached to Mount Druitt Police Area Command declared the Jersey Road home a crime scene and began searching for the baby’s father.
He was arrested near Stevenage Road a short time later and taken back to Mount Druitt Police Station where he remains this afternoon, assisting police with their inquiries.
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Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast