Around 6 AM this morning, Peel Regional Police were notified by a concerned mother that her 5-year-old child was missing from his bedroom.
The child's mother found her son's bedroom door open and her son missing and called authorities immediately. She stated that her son was last seen around 2 AM in his bedroom.
At approximately 7 AM, police state that a K9 officer was able to locate the missing boy not far from his home. In a terrifying turn of events, the child was found unconscious near train tracks close to his house. The boy was found with life-threatening injuries and visible signs of intense physical trauma.
The young child sustained head injuries and was immediately taken to Brampton Civic Hospital. He was later transported to a trauma centre. He was described as having life-threatening injuries, but he was stable.
Male Arrested for Attempted Murder of a Child - https://t.co/vRBq1tGzpS— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) July 19, 2018
Hours later, a 28-year-old Brampton man, Dyon Smart has been arrested and charged in court in connection to the assault. He has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, failure to comply with recognizance and breach of probation order.
The story is even more bizarre because the child's home showed no signs of forced entry, but police say that the man was known to the child; however, police have not stated what relation he had with the child.
Peel Regional Police are currently asking any witnesses to come forward who may have seen what happened. The railway tracks are shut down for investigation and members of the child's family and neighbours are being interviewed.
Source: CTV News