Man charged after child seriously injured at Lithgow - SCC Child Abuse Squad

Friday, 10 March 2017 01:59:41 PM

A man will face court today after being charged over an incident which left a child seriously injured last year.

Just before 8.50pm on Sunday 16 October 2016, police were called to a home at Lithgow, following reports an eleven-month-old girl had been injured.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the girl, who was unresponsive, before she was taken to Lithgow Hospital and airlifted to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition.

The young girl underwent surgery and remained in Intensive Care for an extended period of time.

Officers from Chifley Local Area Command established a crime scene at the home, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation into the incident under Strike Force Marden.

Following extensive inquiries, a 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today at Lithgow, and charged with reckless grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Lithgow Local Court later today (Friday 10 March 2017).

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