A TEENAGER has been arrested and charged after he allegedly kicked a three-year-old boy in the head in a truly shocking random attack in the heart of Sydney.
Police said the 18-year-old male bailed up a couple who were pushing their toddler son in a pram along King Street around 11.30pm on Friday and made repeated demands.
After refusing to comply, the 18-year-old allegedly kicked the couple’s defenceless son in the head and fled.
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Police said the boy’s father tried chasing the teen but lost sight of him and called triple zero.
The injured toddler was taken to Sydney Eye Hospital for treatment to a lacerated lip and facial swelling.
Officers raced to the scene and tried searching for the 18-year-old, but to no avail.
He was eventually found by security guards around an hour later acting erratically in Martin Place.
The teen was arrested and charged overnight with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail and due to front Parramatta Bail Court today.
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