Crime Stoppers

Call for witnesses - Alice Springs

Monday 10-Sep-2018 11:01

Northern Territory Police are calling for witnesses to an incident in which a one year old child was thrown a distance by a man in Alice Springs at the weekend.

It is alleged around 12pm on Saturday the man approached a 36-year-old woman who was sitting on an oval in the Gillen area and became involved in a verbal argument.

It is further alleged the man verbally threatened the woman before picking up and throwing the child a distance, causing him to land on his head.

The man attempted to flee the area, but was followed by members of the public before being arrested by Police.

The child sustained no visible injuries and was transported to the Alice Springs Hospital for observation.

The man has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Aggravated Recklessly endanger serious harm and is due to appear before court today.

Police urge anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information that may assist in this investigation to contact them on 131 444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

At the time of the incident the man, who is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, was wearing a green shirt and black pants.