The mother of a young boy who was beaten within an “inch of his life” has been hit with a new charge over the alleged attack on her son.
The boy, 5, was left in a critical condition when he was allegedly “assaulted with a wooden stick” by his mum and her partner last month.
The mother and her boyfriend have already been charged with domestic violence offences over the alleged attack on the boy, but police said after conducting further inquiries they intend to charge the mother with wound person intend to cause grievous bodily harm (DV) today.
Emergency services were called to the home at Chadderton St in Cabramatta about 9.50pm on Friday August 29 with reports the boy had been assaulted.
Police said in a statement they believe the child had been “assaulted with a wooden stick” and was in a critical condition. Fairfield Police found the young boy at the scene with “serious injuries” and according to multiple reports he’d been injured from “head to toe”.
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The boy was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
The boy’s mother, 31, and a man, 20, known to the boy, were arrested at the home before and taken to Liverpool Police Station.
The man was charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (DV).
The mother was charged with not providing for a child causing danger of serious injury (DV).
They appeared in Parramatta Bail Court last Saturday and were refused bail last month.
Police said in a statement today they intend to charge the boy’s mother with the additional offence of wound person intend to cause grievous bodily harm (DV) when she appears at Liverpool Local Court today. The charges come after further inquiries were made by police.
Last week the boy woke up in hospital with his father at his bedside.
“He woke up (on Tuesday) and now his daddy is watching him,” the boy’s aunt told The Daily Mail, adding he was now in the care of his father.
“It’s a miracle – I couldn’t imagine how (the father) would be if he lost him; he means the absolute world to him.”
A paediatric neurosurgeon from the Children’s Hospital said in a tweet the injuries to the boy were the “worst case of suspected child beating I’ve ever seen in my professional career,” and left him physically sobbing while examining the boy.