Man 'punched baby at Perth pub'
Disturbing claims have been levelled at a man, accused of punching a baby boy at pub in Perth's northern suburbs.
Ian Douglas James Gordon went on trial in Perth Magistrates Court today - accused of endangering the safety of the ten week old.
He's pleaded not guilty and has denied even touching the baby.
The court was told Curtis McLean was at the Saint Hotel in Innaloo in March this year with his son Cruz strapped to his body - when it's alleged a stranger approached him, asking "is that a real baby?"
Mr MacLean told the court he replied yes and pulled back the blanket covering the baby, when the man punched the infant with a closed fist.
The court heard both men had been watching a UFC fight that day, which Gordon's lawyer described as an "aggressive" environment.
He said his client was in a good mood, and never even touched the child - claiming he was reaching for the blanket that was covering him when the baby's father punched him.
Curtis MacLean admits throwing a punch after he says he felt the thud of his baby being hit - then stepped back to check on his child while a fight broke out.
He got emotional as he was questioned under cross examination about the events of that day - saying he saw his son's little eyes looking up at him and feared something was seriously wrong.
The child was taken to hospital but didn't suffer any injuries.
The trial continues.