Boy, 9, ‘locked in cage’ at IGA
A 41-year-old man has been charged after a child was allegedly locked in a cage at a supermarket.
A police investigation was sparked following a series of Facebook posts last month claiming a nine-year-old boy had been injured while caged at the back of a store in the southern Perth suburb of Kelmscott.
Police told news.com.au the man was an employee of the IGA where the alleged assault took place.
The Karrinyup man has been summonsed to appear in court on charges of aggravated common assault and deprivation of liberty, police say.
Facebook posts showed the young boy looking upset, clutching his hands to his mouth, and bandaged with several large bandaids.
The posts allege the family had to break the windows of the IGA to gain entry to the premises.
They allege he was dragged, knocked around and detained in a cage at the rear of the supermarket.
It was alleged the young boy sustained injuries to his head and arms.