Mums horror as she picks up son from childcare to find him covered in scratches

A mum was left devastated when she picked up her 10-week-old baby to find his face covered with scratches.

Rachel, from Melbourne in Australia, shared photos of her son Noah's injuries and counted more than 20 scratches on his face.

She told a local news outlet that she left Noah at Only About Children centre, where the staff told her Noah had been scratched by another child.

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In an interview with 9News, she holds Noah in her arms and shows the red marks and scratches on his cheeks and forehead.

"It was such a horrible thing that could happen to our boy, we couldn't accept this," Rachel said.

"They explained that this happened accidentally but we just can't accept this explanation.

"More than 20 scratches on Noah's face, how can this happen accidentally?"

The childcare centre put up a statement on Monday to respond the incident.

It read: "Only About Children takes the safety and wellbeing of every child in our care very seriously and are saddened by the recent incident between Noah and another young toddler.

"We acknowledge from speaking with Noah's parents after the incident and during recovery that Noah is expected to make a full recovery and we have continues to offer care and financial support since the incident."

The spokesperson also confirmed the incident was reported to the Department of Education.

Rachel, who was left distraught, said she took her son to Box Hill Hospital where doctors examined the scratches, saying the injuries should heal without scarring.

In New Zealand, a 12-year-old girl was viciously beaten outside a McDonald's while she was enjoying a meal with her classmates.

The victim's sister, Rein Crystal, said the group were eating and giggling, with two girls at another table mistakenly believing the laughter was directed at them.

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