Police charge pair after assaulting three-year-old boy at Nimbin

A man and woman will face court after allegedly assaulting a child in a domestic-related incident in the state’s north.

Earlier this month, officers from Richmond Police District commenced an investigation following reports a three-year-old boy had been physically assaulted by a woman who was known to him.

During the investigation, police received further reports the child had been physically assaulted by a man who was known to him.

As part of their inquiries, police attended a home in Nimbin and the child was taken to Lismore Base Hospital with bruising.

Following further inquiries, a 57-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were arrested at Lismore Police Station about 3.40pm yesterday (Thursday 21 May 2020).

The man was charged with assault occasioning actually bodily harm (DV) and breach ADVO.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Friday 22 May 2020).

The woman was charged with assault occasioning actually bodily harm (DV) and breach ADVO.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday 27 July 2020.

The child has been released from hospital and alternative care arrangements have been made.

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