Qld man accused of horrific assault on baby boy denied bail

A man charged over the alleged assault of a five-month-old baby boy at a home in Ipswich has today been denied bail.

The 23-year-old appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court via video link, charged with grievous bodily harm over the alleged assault on his de-facto partner’s baby last Tuesday.

The court heard horrific details of the alleged attack, including how the infant has now been left with lifelong injuries as a result.


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“The medical opinion indicates the child received significant injuries as a result of being violently shaken and has suffered what appears to be permanent injuries in terms of brain damage,” Magistrate Virginia Sturgess said.

The baby boy was found unresponsive inside a Bundamba home around 3.30pm on June 23.

Police said the infant suffered “multiple serious injuries” and was rushed to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.

In court today, the man’s bail application was refused by the Magistrate and he was remanded in custody to reappear later this month.

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