William Tyrrell search: Foster parents charged with alleged assault on another child

Staff Writers The West Australian
William Several members of the Federal police’s forensics unit have been deployed to Kendall as the search for the remains of William Tyrrell continues.
Camera IconWilliam Several members of the Federal police’s forensics unit have been deployed to Kendall as the search for the remains of William Tyrrell continues. Credit: Newscorp

William Tyrrell’s foster parents have been charged with assault in connection to another child.

In a statement issued on Wednesday NSW Police said homicide detectives working on the William Tyrrell case had charged his foster mum and dad with one count each of common assault.

“As part of ongoing investigations under Strike Force Rosann, detectives from the Homicide Squad received information relating to the suspected assault of a child at a home on Sydney’s Upper North Shore,” the statement read.

“Following inquiries, Strike Force Rosann detectives served court attendance notices on legal representatives of a 56-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man earlier today.

“They were each charged with common assault.”

The pair are due to appear in court next week.

It comes as detectives carrying out a major search on Wednesday in the hunt for clues linked to William Tyrrell were been seen comparing items they have found to a Spiderman outfit.

There are fresh reports that police on Wednesday afternoon found a “piece of material” along Batar Creek Road, Kendall on NSW’s mid-north coast, not far from where the three-year-old was last seen.

Officers were seen comparing the said material to a red and blue Spiderman suit - which was what William was wearing when he was last seen alive.

But latest reports suggest that police are now ruling out the find as anything of significant interest.

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