Murrumbidgee Couple Charged After Baby Injured During Domestic Violence Incident

Paramedics called


8 February 2019

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A couple have been charged after their son sustained injuries while they were allegedly fighting in the Murrumbidgee region earlier this week.

On Wednesday, February 6 around 9pm, officers from Murrumbidgee Police District responded to reports of a physical fight on a residential street at Leeton.

On arrival, police spoke with a 32-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, and a number of witnesses.

The man was subsequently arrested and taken to Leeton Police Station.

The NSW Ambulance Service were called by police for assistance. 

Paramedics examined an eight-month old boy, who was lethargic and non-responsive, before taking him to Griffith Base Hospital for further treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad attended the hospital and commenced an investigation.

As a result of inquiries, the 32-year-old man was charged with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and take action that results in physical injury.

He was refused bail and appeared at Leeton Local Court yesterday (Thursday 7 February 2019), where he was granted strict conditional bail to re-appear at the same court next Tuesday, February 12.

Following further inquiries, detectives arrested a 24-year-old woman at Griffith Police Station, where she was charged with affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and take action that results in physical injury.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Griffith Local Court today.

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

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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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