1. Vic man who ran off with baby yet to speak.
A man who allegedly fled with his 10-month-old baby after assaulting his pregnant partner and led police on a chase across Melbourne’s southeast is yet to speak to officers.
The Wodonga man is accused of assaulting his partner and the baby in Mentone before leaving in a Toyota Yaris with the infant, claiming he would harm the child and himself.
The woman was taken to hospital with injuries suffered during the assault.
Officers were alerted to the Toyota allegedly being driven erratically on the Monash Freeway about 12.30pm and pursued the sedan before calling off the chase for safety reasons shortly after 1pm. Police say the man later changed vehicles.
The 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday evening at a service station on the Hume Highway near Donnybrook. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police said the baby was found “safe and well”.
Two police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries during the arrest.
A 20-year-old Skye man and a Langwarrin man, 22, who were also arrested at the service station are assisting police with their inquiries.
2. Heavy rain, flooding to hit NSW coast.
Three agencies, one mission. With today’s heavy rain & wind bringing potentially dangerous conditions for parts of #NSW, @BOM_NSW @nswpolice & @NSWSES are all focused on keeping people safe. The list of warnings covers everything from flooding to driving: https://t.co/tOgN0tXPHX pic.twitter.com/BrzPJyDq1G
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) November 27, 2018
Intense rain and flash flooding are expected to wreak havoc with commuters in and around Sydney.
Businesses have been warned to expect workers to arrive late on Wednesday morning and drivers told to stay off the roads if possible as a low-pressure system reaches the coast around Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra.