A MAN has been arrested for dangling a three-week-old baby by his feet and swung around in circles with its head unsupported.
In a three-minute clip posted to social media on Friday, the man is seen holding a three-week-old boy upside down by his ankles as a woman begs him to stop.
In the footage, which has now been removed, the man becomes goes through moments of calm before growing careless with the child.
It is understood the baby has been removed from the home in the north east and taken into care, the Irish Mirror reported.
A spokesperson said: “Gardai are investigating an incident of alleged child neglect in the North East of the country.
“A man in his 30s has been arrested in relation to this incident.
“Due to the sensitive nature of this incident no further details can be disclosed at this time.”
At the beginning of the clip, the man appears to be doting on the child, before picking him up and turning him upside down.
A woman in the video is heard anxiously saying “dear god in heaven” before adding “don’t baptise the child like that whatever you do”.
The man then lifts the child up and down by his feet, saying: “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”.
The woman is heard saying: “You are a bad b****** do you know that? You are a bad b******”.
She keep filming while the man swings the baby by his feet before the woman says “stop, stop, I’m going to send this to your sister”.
As the man cools off and cuddles the baby, before slowly ramping up their interaction again.
He lifts him up by his sleep suit and swings the baby in circles with his head leaning back.
The woman says: “Stop that’s not funny even though I’m laughing, ah that’s dangerous”.
Source: The Sun