(HERALDSUN) — A BOY was freed on bail seven times before he allegedly used a box-cutter to inflict horrific injuries on a young father and his pregnant wife in their Melbourne home on Christmas Eve.

The 13-year-old has been charged after the man was slashed from the back of his head to his nose in front of his toddler son.

His pregnant wife was also allegedly kicked in the attack and suffered a severe head wound from the box-cutter, with both parents expected to be left scarred for life.

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