A NSW father is facing jail time after he abandoned his baby son in a pram to chase a friend and fight him.

The man left his nine-month-old baby unrestrained in a pram near the stairs at Thirroul train station in December 2014, after he began arguing with his friend.

CCTV footage shows the man chasing after him and immediately start punching him, knocking him onto the concrete, 9News reports.

He then returns to his son, only to come back to the unconscious man and roll him over, trying to wake him up as another man arrived.

Court documents said the father told police his mate was “jumped” by “two young blokes” but was arrested a few days later.

Defence lawyer Adam Barnes sought leniency for his client, saying he’d successfully completed an alcohol rehabilitation program and was deeply ashamed of his actions.

He was jailed for eight months and fined $2000 but is free on bail while an appeal is lodged.

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  • So lucky nothing happened to the poor bub while his dad was being violent. Hopefully he’s learned his lesson with his punishment.


  • So he endangered his baby, assaulted another man, lied to police, and only got 8 months so far? If bub was unrestrained in the pram at the top of the stairs, I wonder if he bothered to put the breaks on the pram. One very lucky youngster that he didn’t topple out of the pram or the pram roll down the stairs or roll on to the train tracks. Incredible.


  • Very irresponsible parenting. I’m glad he was caught


  • I still don’t really understand what happened but all I know is that child who was unrestrained could of hit his head and become. Unconscious in the time that he left to make another human being unconscious. Not good.


  • Such blatantly stupid behaviour. Sound terrible enough without adding endangering a child into the mix. So glad CCTV caught it.


  • Irresponsible parenting. I have heard some weak excuses but that beats the lot.
    I hope he isn’t left alone with the baby while out on bail. He may leave the baby somewhere again.


  • What a great example he’s setting for his son!


  • I really could not believe this when I first heard this. Leaving a 9 mth old baby unrestrained in a pram at the top of stairs what was he thinking? I’m glad the Judge jailed him more interested in a fight than taking care of his child. He now has time to think about it


  • Violence is becoming too prevalant in our society, possibly because of drugs, alcohol, or a loss of hope in some. I really hope for everyone’s sake that this does not continue.


  • well we don’t know the full story though do we? who knows what that other guy did and maybe he provoked it. violence is not the answer though. No way! But we really can’t judge either way.

    i thought that the headline meant, he was getting in trouble for leaving the baby.


  • Appalling on so many levels. He deserves jail.


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