A baby appears to be dangled off a third-storey balcony during a Melbourne Cup party. On more than one occasion.

We originally shared last week that an infant was seen by witnesses suspended over the edge of an unidentified building in Cremorne, in Melbourne’s East, on Tuesday, according to The Herald Sun.

Dean Harris, a father-of-two, said during the ‘revolting’ incident he saw the child dangled over the balcony’s railing three or four times.

‘We saw some imbecile in a flannelette shirt just dancing the kid over [the balcony],’ Mr Harris said.

‘[The child] didn’t look happy. I have got no idea why they would do that.’

‘It makes you feel sick.’

The incident was not reported to police or the Department of Heath and Human Services, The Herald Sun Sun reported

UPDATE 14 November

Police officer investigated over the incident.

A Victorian police officer is under investigation after vision of a toddler being dangled from a balcony on Melbourne Cup Day emerged.

Seven news have reported the person being investigated over the incident is a serving police officer.

Victoria Police have said the man was a senior constable based in the state’s east, and confirmed he had been interviewed but not suspended.

“Detectives from the Yarra CIU have interviewed a senior constable from the eastern region in relation to the baby being held over the balcony in Cremorne,” the statement said.

“Professional Standards Command are providing oversight to the investigation. As this investigation is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

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Image via Herald Sun

  • What disgusting behavior ! How dare the play with a precious life like this and scare their child !!


  • Some people are not cut out to be parents. THat child should be removed from the parent’s care.


  • if you witness this why would you not call the cops/DHHS to get it investigated straight away – imagine if the child had accidently been dropped and you could have prevented that!

    Strange that it would go straight to media rather than people in authority?

    Hope the culprit is discovered and charged with something to make them think twice about doing it again


  • This is the most stupid thing to do – do hope the police or whoever follows it up now this photo has come to light.


  • They should have reported this immediately, disgusting. The poor boy could have died!


  • I wonder if the guy was drunk. That is no excuse for any type of behaviour like that.


  • I can’t believe, Very stupid people to risk a babys life.It does not make sense


  • Absurd! Why would someone do such a stupid thing?


  • idiots! I have no more polite words I can use now


  • I don’t understand what hoes through people’s head. Seriously to put a child life at risk like this is really not ok.


  • Very stupid people to risk a babys life.It does not make sense.


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