Drunken dad punched one-year-old daughter

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A DAD assaulted his one-year-old daughter during a New Year argument with his wife.

The man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, struck the baby following a Hogmanay drinking session.

The 30-year-old dad launched a savage attack on the woman by punching her on the head and body while she was holding their daughter.

And during the assault, the drunken man, from East Lothian, then landed a punch on his 12-month-old daughter while she was sitting in her mother’s lap.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife and his young daughter at Haddington Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Sentence was deferred for four weeks.