William Tyrrell’s surrogate parents are charged with assaulting another child.
In a statement on Wednesday, NSW police said homicide investigators working on the William Tyrrell case have charged a man and a woman with joint assault.
“Part of the ongoing investigations under Strike Force Rosann provided information to the murder squad about suspected child abuse at home in Sydney’s Upper North Shore,” the statement said.
“After the interrogation, Strike Force Rosann searchers delivered court notices to the legal representatives of the 56-year-old woman and 54-year-old man earlier today.
“They were all charged with joint assault.”
The couple is due to arrive in court next week.
It happens when searchers who conducted an extensive search on Wednesday to hunt for clues related to William Tyrrell were seen comparing the objects they found to a Spiderman outfit.
There are recent reports that police found a “piece of material” along Batar Creek Road on the north coast of NSW on Wednesday afternoon, near the place where the three-year-old was last seen.
Police are comparing the said material to a red and blue Spiderman suit – which was worn by William when he was last seen alive.
But recent reports suggest that police now rule out a finding of any significant interest.