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Man arrested after baby seriously assaulted in Louth

The baby suffered serious head injuries in an incident at a house in Ardee.

Bridge Street Ardee
Bridge Street Ardee
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A MAN HAS been arrested in connection with the assault of a 10-week-old girl who is in a critical condition.

The infant is currently in a Dublin hospital where it is understood she is being treated for serious head injuries and a number of broken bones.

She received her injuries in an incident at a house on the Bridge Street Road in Ardee, Louth on Monday. Gardaí are investigating whether the baby suffered them as a result of a fall.

Earlier, they had sought to speak to the parents about the circumstances leading up to the baby’s injuries.

The mother of the child, believed to be a teenager, is currently being comforted by family members.

Searches of the home were carried out by gardaí and CCTV in the area is being examined.

A garda spokesman said: “A 10-week-old girl from Louth was removed from a local hospital on Monday. She was transferred to a Dublin hospital where she remains in a serious condition. The circumstances around how she got the injuries [are] now under a garda investigation. No arrests have been made.”

The man was arrested in the Dublin area this evening and is detained at a station in Louth.

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