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Baby is seriously injured after being smacked in eye by golf ball in park – as police arrest man

Baby is seriously injured after being smacked in eye by golf ball in park – as police arrest man, 36, for assault

  • A man has been arrested after the three-month-old boy suffered the injury 
  • Happened on playground in Radley’s Park, outside Radley Court in Birmingham
  • The 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and is also in hospital

A baby has been left seriously injured after being hit in the eye with a golf ball at a well-known city park.

A man has been arrested after the three-month-old boy suffered the horror injury on a playground in Radley’s Park, outside Radley Court in Sheldon, Birmingham.

The baby suffered a serious eye injury in the attack just after 8.40pm on Friday night.

An ambulance crew, who raised the alarm with police, rushed the toddler to hospital where he remained on Saturday morning.

A man has been arrested after the three-month-old boy suffered the horror injury on a playground in Radley’s Park (pictured), outside Radley Court in Sheldon, Birmingham

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He is currently in hospital – though his condition is not known.

West Midlands Police has launched a major investigation into the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to get in contact with police immediately.

The 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He is currently in hospital - though his condition is not known. Pictured: The park from above with surrounding playing fields

The 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He is currently in hospital – though his condition is not known. Pictured: The park from above with surrounding playing fields

A full statement from the force read: ‘Officers were alerted by ambulance colleagues to reports that a baby had been hit in the eye with a golf ball on a playground outside Radley court on Sheldon Heath Road, just after 8:40pm last night.

‘The three-month-old baby boy was taken to hospital with a serious eye injury, where he remains this morning.

‘A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in hospital.

‘An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.pnn.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime.

‘Please quote crime reference number 20BE/153313J/19.

‘Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.’

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