Police intervene after disturbing Snapchat video shows toddler with plastic bag over head

Warning distressing content.
Channel 9

disturbing video on popular social media platform Snapchat required police intervention in North Melbourne.

The alarming video footage, obtained by Channel 9, shows a toddler with a plastic bag shockingly placed over their head.

An unidentified male in the video can be heard saying: ‘We’re not child abusing them, we’re just teaching them discipline’.

A separate video captured the toddler’s parents saying: ‘That’s our child, and you’re not going to teach us how to treat our child.’

snapchat footage
(Credit: Snapchat)

Police spokesperson Lee Thomson confirmed the child was safe: ‘The toddler has been located safe and well’

She further added: ‘Police are currently speaking to a teenage girl in relation to the incident.’

This is a developing story.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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