Baby, 8 months, alleged victim of domestic violence

An eight-month-old baby has allegedly become the latest victim of domestic violence, taken to hospital after he was caught in the crosshairs of his parents’ dispute at North Wollongong overnight.

The boy’s mother and father were arrested about 1.30am Thursday, in the culmination of a heated argument at the family home on Hindmarsh Avenue. 

The child departed in an ambulance, bound for Wollongong Hospital for precautionary checks. 

Police say the baby was in his mother’s arms when she attempted to leave the home shortly after midnight. 

The child’s 24-year-old father is accused of slamming a door in a bid to stop the pair. 

The door allegedly hit the baby in the head, causing him injury.

The child’s 25-year-old mother is accused of then attacking the man with a knife, causing superficial cuts. 

Both parents have been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. 

The woman clutched her baby and held an ice pack to his head as emergency services worked at the scene. 

Both parents have been granted conditional bail, to appear at Wollongong Local Court December 15.

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