Man charged after seven-week-old baby suffers brain, eye and spinal injuries

A man has been charged after a seven-week-old baby suffered brain, eye and spinal injuries.

Police were notified after the baby boy presented at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead suffering ongoing seizures on Tuesday, April 17.

Doctors told officers that the boy had suffered “brain, eye, and spinal injuries” which left him with “permanent disabilities”. The child is now in the care of relatives.

NSW Police established an operation called Strike Force Yarrabee to investigate how the child was injured.

A 27-year-old woman was charged in June and remains before the courts. After further investigation, a 30-year-old man was arrested in Ryde at about 8.30am on Thursday.

A NSW Police spokesman told Yahoo7 that the man, woman and child are known to each other.

He was charged with reckless grievous bodily harm and also with not providing for a child, causing danger of serious injury.

A seven-week-old baby suffered “brain, eye, and spinal injuries” and a Western Sydney man (pictured left in yellow with police) was arrested on Thursday. Source: NSW Police

He will face court in September on charges relating to the alleged injuring and neglect of a young baby.

Police will allege in court that the man injured the infant who then suffered seizures for at least 24 hours before medical attention was sought.

The man was granted bail and is due to appear at Burwood Local Court on Monday 17 September 2018.

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.