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Hobart man accused of allegedly violently shaking, critically injuring 10-month-old baby

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Updated 12:30pm, Sunday 3 December: The man accused of causing grievous bodily harm to a 10-month-old baby boy has faced the Hobart Magistrates Court.

25-year-old Daniel John Ridgers allegedly violently shook and dropped the infant into his cot on November 30, the court heard on Sunday.


Ridgers did not enter a plea or apply for bail and was remanded in custody to reappear on Monday morning.

The baby was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital by ambulance and remains in critical condition.

The Hobart Magistrates Court. Image / Pulse

8:45am, Sunday 3 December: A man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm after paramedics discovered an injured 10-month-old child at a residence on Hobart’s eastern shore on Friday.

Emergency services are believed to have been called to a Warrane address around 1:10am on Friday morning following reports that a young child required medical assistance.

A Tasmania Police officer blocks off the road around a crime scene at night. Image / Pulse (File)

Police said the child was found with serious injuries that they believed to be suspicious and taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers have since arrested and charged a 25-year-old man in connection with the incident, who is scheduled to appear before the Hobart Magistrates Court today.


Police have not yet disclosed the gender of the child, or whether the man was known to the child.

The child remains in a critical condition.

Tasmania Police Forensic. Image / Pulse

Investigation launched after young child rushed to Hobart hospital with critical ‘suspicious’ injuries

An investigation has been launched after a young child was rushed to the Royal Hobart Hospital with “critical injuries” that are believed to be suspicious this morning.

Police say the child, whose age has not yet been disclosed, was transported to hospital by Ambulance from a residence in Warrane at around 1:10am on Friday.

Officers from Bellerive CIB, Forensics and Uniform were called to the hospital four hours later and are currently investigating the “suspicious” incident.

They suspect that the child, who remains in a critical condition, may have been seriously assaulted.

A spokesperson said investigations into the incident are expected to take “some time” and urged anyone with information to come forward.

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