Shocking moment dad hurls girl, 4, into shop's security checkpoint

DISTRESSING CONTENT WARNING: A shocking case of violence against a child has been caught on a security camera.

A Sunshine Coast father has been jailed over the incident, which happened at Nambour Plaza last month.

The vision starts like a typical shopping centre scene, with people going about their day.

Suddenly, a four-year-old girl is dragged into the picture and her small body is hurled at a security checkpoint.

In shocking footage a man can be seen flinging a child into a security checkpoint. Source: 7 News

Her father, who is her attacker, acts as if it is not a big deal and keeps walking.

Instead of pretending they did not see the incident, shoppers took a stand against the violence – alerting security and following the man, which eventually led to his arrest.

“To see people speak up about domestic violence is really pleasing. It means that we as police, we as a community, can actually intervene,” Sunshine Coast Police Superintendent Darryl Johnson said.

On Thursday, Magistrate Maxine Baldwin agreed, saying: “We need people to call this behaviour out.

The child then gets up and starts walking. Source: 7 News

“She was a defenceless little child.

“There’s absolutely no regard for her well-being or treatment.”

The father was already serving a suspended sentence for assaulting a neighbour who tried to intervene during a separate domestic incident.

He was jailed for 21 months with a parole release date set for next January and ordered to have no contact with his children.

The child did not suffer physical injuries.