Man left baby with brain haemorrhage by throwing tot in the air after downing 8 pints

A MAN left a baby with a brain haemorrhage by throwing the tot in the air after downing eight pints.

Ryan Marsh, 24, threw the baby upwards in the air and dropped them, Teesside Magistrates' Court heard.

The man, who was under the influence of alcohol, admitted causing serious injuries to the child.

Rachael Dodsworth, prosecuting, said the baby was left with "significant and considerable" injuries, Teesside Live reports.

After the incident last year, the baby was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and was found to have suffered a haemorrhage.

Ms Dodsworth said that Marsh initially claimed he had found the baby weak and had tried to put water on their face to revive them.

However, he did not mention how the injuries were sustained.

Neil Douglas, defending, said the man "unfortunately dropped the child" after drinking about eight pints in the pub.

He said Marsh did not immediately understand what had happened, but it was him who called the ambulance.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting, neglecting, abandoning a child to cause unnecessary suffering or injury.

The case has been sent to Teesside Crown Court for sentencing and a date for the hearing is yet to be fixed.

Marsh was granted unconditional bail until he is sentenced in the crown court.

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