Couple arrested over assault on baby girl released without charge 10 months ago

Couple arrested over assault on baby girl released without charge

The infant is in critical condition.

A couple arrested in connection with an assault on a newborn baby have been released without charge.


According to The Independent, the woman was released from Dundalk Station this afternoon.

The man was released from Drogheda Garda Station on Tuesday evening.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was released from garda custody in Dundalk Station this afternoon while the man, also aged in his 30s, was released from Drogheda Garda Station yesterday evening.

The 9-week-old baby has been in hospital since September.


She was found with severe injuries at her home in Louth on September 13th.

A couple allegedly told Gardaí that she fell down the stairs.

The couple was arrested by Gardaí on November 1st.

A file is now being prepared for the DPP.


The couple was arrested separately on November 1st. They were also taken to separate Garda stations in Dundalk and Drogheda.

Specialist officers questioned the couple, but they have been since released without charge.

The couple was held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The infant has been in a critical condition since September 13th.


After arriving on the scene, Gardaí were told the infant fell down the stairs. However, Gardaí upgraded the case to a criminal investigation.

Gardaí do not believe the child was injured accidentally.

Gardaí and Tulsa are also working together as the investigation continues.