Man who allegedly fractured baby’s arm at a Yanchep dog beach in Western Australia is charged

Young dad allegedly fractures his baby girl’s arm in front of horrified onlookers at a dog beach

  • A dad allegedly fractured his baby’s arm
  • It occurred at a dog beach north of Perth
  • The four-month-old was taken to hospital

A man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly fractured his four-month-old daughter’s arm during a trip to a dog beach in Western Australia.

WA Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged a 24-year-old man after an investigation was launched when the child was allegedly injured on January 8.

Police allege the man was with his baby girl and partner at the Yanchep dog beach on Brazier Road in Yanchep about 10.30am when the incident occurred.

Police will allege the man was responsible for his daughter suffering a fractured upper arm.

WA detectives have charged a man in relation to the alleged assault of four-old baby girl

In an earlier callout for community assistance, police alleged the infant had sustained fractures and bruising while at the beach between 9am and 12pm.

She was taken to the Perth Children’s Hospital where she received medical treatment for her arm and other injuries that were identified.

The Merriwa man has been charged with aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm.

He is due to appear before the Joondalup Magistrates Court on April 5.

Western Australia Police on Friday thanked the public for their assistance in the investigation. 

The alleged incident took place at Yanchep dog beach(pictured) north of Perth

The alleged incident took place at Yanchep dog beach(pictured) north of Perth