Man in court for punching 16-month-old girl in the face

A man has appeared in court after a shocking attack on a baby girl


by Fiona Day |
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Nicholas Bolas, 28, has appeared in court after being charged for an attack on a baby girl in Sydney, Australia.

The 16-month-old was with her parents at a cafe near the city’s Central Station when the unprovoked attack occurred.

Bolas was reportedly pacing the area around the cafe before punching the baby girl, who was not previously known to him.

The attack left her with a bleeding nose and a cut forehead.

The court ruled for Bolas to be mentally assessed
The court ruled for Bolas to be mentally assessed

Bolas appeared in court in Sydney shirtless, grinning and giving a ‘thumbs up’ to reporters outside.

The Mail Online reports that Bolas suffers from psychosis and that during his court appearance he refused to disclose if he had been taking his medication.

The prosecution argue that he should NOT be tried under the New South Wales Mental Health Act, which Bolas disputed in court.

He reportedly shouted from the dock: “Objection. I have been diagnosed as being acutely psychotic. I object to what she's saying.”

Magistrates ruled that he should be taken to hospital to undergo mental health assessment.

The young girl is said to be recovering with her family following the shocking attack.

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