AN EIGHT-MONTH old baby allegedly abducted by his father at knife-point from the boy’s teenager mother has been handed in to police.
Baby Zhaiden Mifsurd was handed in to Campbelltown police station just before 5pm on Friday by a relative of his father 24-year-old father, Steven Hume. Mr Hume had allegedly abducted the baby along with it’s mother and his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend from a home in Chester Hill, in Sydney’s south-west on Thursday night.
Police said while Zhaiden had been found safe and well, Mr Hume remained on the run.
The baby’s discovery followed a day long search in bushland on Sydney’s south-western outskirts after the Toyota Camry Mr Hume had been driving was found abandoned on Avon Dam Road at Bargo at 6:50am on Friday.
The search area had just been exhausted when news broke that Zhaiden had been found.
Hume is alleged to have abducted his baby and his ex-girlfriend, the boy’s mother, Casey Mifsud, after he forced his way into her house at Kenthurst Place at Chester Hill at 8:30pm on Thursday.
He drove the pair along the Hume Highway before stopping at Douglas Park at 10pm where he allegedly assaulted Ms Mifsud before leaving her there.
Police had held extreme concerns for Mr Hume and the baby.
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