Police investigate after 11-month-old girl seriously injured in fall

BABY INJURED: An 11-month-old girl is in a critical condition at Westmead Hospital after falling from a cot at a Landa Street home on Sunday night.

BABY INJURED: An 11-month-old girl is in a critical condition at Westmead Hospital after falling from a cot at a Landa Street home on Sunday night.

POLICE are conducting investigations into the serious injury of a child in Lithgow last night.

Just before 8.50pm on Sunday 16 October, 2016, emergency services were called to a home on Landa Street, where they found an eleven-month-old girl unresponsive.

Initial reports indicated that the child had been injured after falling from a cot.

She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and taken to Lithgow Hospital before being taken by helicopter to Westmead Children's Hospital.

The child was initially reported to have sustained head injuries and was in a critical condition, however no update on the child’s condition had been made as of 4pm on Monday.

Westmead Children’s Hospital did not have information on the child’s condition at time of press.

It is understood she was undergoing surgery early on Monday morning.

A crime scene was established at the Landa Street premises by officers from Chifley Local Area command and examined by specialist forensic officers.

The child was reportedly in the care of a relative and her partner at the time of the incident.

Police have questioned the pair, who were cooperative with officers.

"Detectives are conducting investigations to establish how the girl sustained her injuries and urge anyone with information to contact police," a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

To report information relating to this incident call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

You can also use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence, and people are reminded they should not report crime information via social media pages nor engage in ‘naming and shaming’ practices online.

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