Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dad abandons 9-month-old son at tram stop in freezing weather (Melbourne, Australia)


Shocking CCTV shows moment 'father abandons baby in bushes at tram station'

12:42, 12 June 2015

By Kara O'Neill

The man appears to push the pram into the bushes before leaving the area and boarding a tram

A BABY boy was discovered at a tram stop by passers-by last night after his father allegedly left him for dead in the freezing cold

Shocking CCTV footage appears to show the moment a father dumped his nine-month-old baby in bushes by the side of a tram stop.

A video clip of the incident appears to show the man pushing his nine-month-old son in a pram before boarding a train and leaving the child in freezing conditions.

It is thought the incident occurred at a tram stop south east of Melbourne, Australia.

The child reportedly sat alone in the pram for ten minutes until shocked passersby discovered it and called police.

Seven News in Australia claim the 31-year-old was later tracked down at a different tram station. It is claimed that the man refused arrest and became so aggressive that police were forced to use pepper spray.

Reports suggest that the mother's details were found inside a wallet in the pram during a police search but it is unknown whether she was aware of the incident.

The man was charged with reckless conduct and endangering life.

He was taken into custody over night but has since been bailed to appear in court in September.

The child is reported to be in good condition after being taken to Monash Children's Hospital for medical treatment.

The Department of Human Services are now investigating the little boy's case.