Man charged after allegedly taking newborn baby from western Sydney hospital

A man has been charged after allegedly snatching a newborn baby from a hospital in Sydney's west.


The 28-year-old man allegedly left Blacktown Hospital on Friday with the baby and two women, aged 27 and 47.

While leaving the hospital, the car with the baby inside struck a pedestrian on Main Street.

The baby has been returned to hospital. Source: 7 News

A 40-year-old male was knocked to the ground and suffered head injuries but the car did not stop, prompting an immediate call to police.

The 28-year-old man presented himself at Kempsey Hospital on Saturday, where he was assessed.

The baby was found at a Blacktown medical centre and is now in state care.

He was refused bail and will appear before Port Macquarie Local Court on Sunday.

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The man was knocked to the ground in the escape attempt. Source: 7 News

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The man is in a stable condition. Source: 7 News