Police have arrested a man after a newborn baby was punched in the face at random in the middle of a Tesco supermarket.
Five-day-old Elsie Duckers, who weighs 6lbs 12oz, was tucked up in her pram when she was approached by a man who overheard family friends saying: ‘Come and have a look at this beautiful baby.’
As the baby’s horrified mother looked on in shock, the thug suddenly struck Elsie to the head before recoiling when the infant burst into tears.
He then claimed he thought the baby was not real and was a toy. The infant was treated in Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester for seven hours after the punch.