Mother and baby attacked

Police are appealing for witnesses after a mother and her baby were involved in an incident near to Basingstoke train station.

Police appeal after mother and baby attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a mother and her baby were attacked near Basingstoke train station.

The incident occurred yesterday between 1.30pm and 2pm, as the woman was walking along an alleyway between the train station and Soper Grove.

An unknown man approached her and grabbed hold of the pushchair - containing the woman’s seven month old son.

He then shook the pram and in the process knocked it to the ground before walking off towards the train station.

Police say there is no suggestion he was trying to take the child. Neither the woman nor her baby were injured.

The man is described as white, in his 30s, 5ft 8, medium build with distinctive large eyebrows, wearing a black hooded Nike top, jeans and black trainers with orange shoe laces.

I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident. In particular, I’d like to trace two women who were walking along Soper Grove when it took place.

"Although no one was injured the victim was very frightened.

"Anyone with information is asked to me at Basingstoke police station by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111."

– PC James Hope