Saturday 23 March 2019

Garda probe as baby boy suffers serious head injury

A Garda spokesperson confirmed only that an investigation was underway. Photo: Niall Carson/PA
A Garda spokesperson confirmed only that an investigation was underway. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Ralph Riegel

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which an infant suffered head injuries at a Tipperary property.

The baby boy, who is three months old, was treated for serious head injuries when the alarm was raised on Thursday evening.

Later, the infant was transferred from Tipperary to a Dublin hospital as a precautionary measure.

The child is understood to be in a serious but stable condition.

Gardaí are now investigating precisely how the infant suffered the injuries at the property, which is near Thurles.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed only that an investigation was underway into a matter at a location in north Tipperary.

"Tusla has been notified," the Garda spokesperson added.

However, a senior Garda source indicated that they are keeping an open mind about their inquiry and the precise circumstances of how the child sustained his injuries.

"The nature of the investigation will be determined by the findings of medical experts, including the doctors now treating the child," the source said.

"We are keeping an open mind in relation to the matter."

Gardaí will be liaising closely with Tusla and the property where the child was apparently injured is being examined by specialist officers.

Irish Independent

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