York & North Yorkshire

Police hunt man who kicked a baby in a York street

Pelican crossing at the junction of Lendal Bridge and Station Avenue Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident happened at the pelican crossing at the junction of Lendal Bridge and Station Avenue

A one-year-old baby girl has been attacked in a York street.

Police said the girl was waiting at a crossing with her childminder and an assistant when she began to cry.

A man standing in front of her then turned around, walked towards the child and kicked her in the stomach, causing a "minor external injury".

The incident happened on Wednesday at about 09:55 BST at the pelican crossing at the junction of Lendal Bridge and Station Avenue.

Officers said the man was with a woman who "immediately apologised for the incident explaining that the man had a behavioural condition".

Police are appealing for the man and the woman to come forward.

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