Three-year-old child assaulted in street by man in Alice Springs

by | May 19, 2022 | Cops | 0 comments

A 21-year-old man who allegedly threw a three-year-old child to the ground who was not known to him at a taxi rank in Alice Springs on Wednesday has been arrested, as police call for witnesses.

Police said the incident occurred around 2:40pm near the Bath Street taxi rank and left the child with cuts and bruising.

The family of the child reportedly followed the man on foot and he was arrested by police near the council lawns shortly after.

Charges have not yet been laid.

The child was taken to Alice Springs Hospital for observation.

“Detectives from the Southern Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating the incident, and urge anyone who witnessed the assault to contact police on 131 444 or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please reference 10010853,” police said in a statement.

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