Seven month old boy fights for his life after suspected child abuse

THE Child Abuse Squad is investigating after a seven-month-old boy was presented to a New South Wales hospital with critical injuries.

Police said the seven-month-old boy was suffering significant injuries to his head and body when he was presented to Wyong Hospital around 11pm last Tuesday.

He was transported to the Intensive Care Unit of the Sydney Children’s Hospital the following day where he remains in a critical condition.


Specialist detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the infant’s injuries.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

The squad works in partnership with the Department of Family and Community Services and NSW Health, with specialised tri-agency teams based at metropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.