A MAN has been arrested after distressing video showed a three-week-old baby being dangled upside-down by his feet.
A three-minute clip posted to social media on Friday also showed a man swinging the tot in circles with his head unsupported as a woman begs him to stop.
At the beginning of the video, 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 pretending to dip him in water, 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******”.
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She keeps 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".
The man then 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”.
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The video, since deleted, sparked a probe by cops and social workers.
It is understood the baby has now been removed from the home in the northeast of Ireland and taken into care, the Irish Mirror reports.
A police spokesman 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.”
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