Parents charged after baby suffers life-threatening injuries

Halifax Regional PoliceA man and a woman are facing charges of aggravated assault after they allegedly inflicted life-threatening injuries to their seven-week-old baby.

Police attended the IWK Health Centre early Friday morning in relation to a suspected case of child abuse involving the baby. The child’s parents were subsequently arrested without incident at their Gottingen Street residence at 7 a.m. Friday.

As a result of a police investigation, members of the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit have laid charges against the child’s parents.

The mother and father, both 23 and residents of Halifax, appeared before a Justice of the Peace earlier Saturday charged with aggravated assault.

They were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday.

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