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Newborn critically injured after alleged assault

A seven-week-old baby boy is fighting for life in hospital. Picture: 9News
A seven-week-old baby boy is fighting for life in hospital. Picture: 9News

A MAN has been charged with grievous bodily harm after he allegedly assaulted a newborn baby boy.

The seven-week-old baby is in a critical condition in Perth Children’s Hospital, Nine News reports.

Police said the 25-year-old man was home alone with the newborn, believed to be his son, on August 10 in northwest Perth when the infant received serious injuries.

A baby boy is fighting for his life in Perth Children’s Hospital after allegedly being assaulted by his father. Picture: Supplied
A baby boy is fighting for his life in Perth Children’s Hospital after allegedly being assaulted by his father. Picture: Supplied

Emergency services were called to the property. The newborn was rushed by ambulance to hospital where he was treated for life threatening injuries.

Five weeks later, the boy remains in hospital with serious injuries, according to Nine News.

The man from Hamersley has been charged with grievous bodily harm with a circumstance of aggravation.

He is next due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court next month.

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