Neighbours say the nine-year-old boy from Albertus Court was looking forward to Christmas but was hospitalised instead.
The woman who rescued the boy says while at a neighbour’s house, they told her about the boy who was badly beaten.
“I went downstairs and looked for this boy they said was beaten,” she says.
“When I saw him, I was shocked. I immediately took him to the police station and we went to the day hospital.”