UPDATE: Parents charged after fleeing with newborn baby

UPDATE: A MAN and woman have been charged after disappearing with their newborn baby.

A major search was launched on Saturday after Stephen Kennedy, 25, and Salome Taufahema, 28, left their Sydney home with their newborn baby.

There were fears the six-day-old boy could be at risk.


Kennedy was arrested on King Street in Mascot around 6pm on Saturday, with Taufahema taken into custody two hours later at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

The baby is now in the care of medical staff at the Hospital.

The pair has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today via audio visual link.

EARLIER: THERE are fears a wanted man and woman have fled their home and taken their newborn baby with them.

Police are seeking urgent public assistance to help locate the six-day old boy and his parents, who were last seen near Regents Park on Wednesday.

The family left their Smith Street home in a gold Nissan Pulsar with registration plates ASY-14P and have not been seen or heard from since.

Police have serious concerns for the welfare of the infant, due to reports of erratic behaviour displayed by his parents, Salome Taufahema, 28, and Steven Kennedy, 25.

They are both wanted by virtue of arrest warrants for the return of the child.

Members of the public are urged to report any sightings of the vehicle or the family.

It is believed that the vehicle may be in the Sydney metropolitan area but the family frequent Regents Park, Drummoyne and Little Bay.

Police are urging members of the public to contact Triple Zero (000) immediately with any sightings.