Man charged with assault after baby suffers ‘very serious’ brain injuries

UPDATE @ 12.30pm: A man charged with allegedly assaulting his infant daughter, leaving her with serious brain injuries, has been granted bail on the Gold Coast.

The 39-year-old faced Southport Magistrates court this morning charged with grievous bodily harm.

Police say that on July 20 this year, the then four-month-old baby was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital after becoming unresponsive at her Serin Street home at Upper Coomera.


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She had allegedly suffered serious injuries and was treated at the Gold Coast hospital before being rushed to a hospital in Brisbane, where she currently remains with very serious brain injuries.

The man, who was arrested at Brisbane Airport after returning from Western Australia overnight, has been ordered to pay a $20,000 surety and surrender his passport.

He will return to court in January.

EARLIER @ 8.30am: A baby girl has been left with serious brain injuries after allegedly being assaulted at a home in Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast.

Police say that on July 20 this year, the then four-month-old was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital after becoming unresponsive at her Serin Street home.

She had allegedly suffered serious injuries and was treated at the Gold Coast hospital before being rushed to a hospital in Brisbane, where she remains with very serious brain injuries.

Following ongoing investigations, a 39-year-old man was arrested by detectives at Brisbane Airport overnight after he arrived back in Queensland from Western Australia.

He has been charged with grievous bodily harm and is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.

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