Toddler kicked by stranger in York

A 21-month-old toddler has been kicked in the stomach by a stranger by Lendal Bridge in York.

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21-month-old toddler kicked by stranger in York

A 21-month-old toddler has been kicked in the stomach by a stranger in York.

It happened at around 9.55am on Wednesday, 27th August, at a pelican crossing at Lendal Bridge.

A woman who was with the man said he had a behavioural condition. The child suffered a minor injury.

Police are now appealing for the man and woman to come forward and to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

The man is described as aged between 20 and 35, of heavy build, approximately 5ft 6in tall and with thin hair.

The woman who accompanied him is described as around 5ft 6in tall, aged in her early twenties, of slim build with dark hair.

The baby was walking with her childminder and an assistant when she began to cry. On hearing her cry, a man who was stood in front of them, unexpectedly turned around, walked a couple of paces and kicked the baby in her stomach. She suffered a minor external injury as a result of the incident.

A woman who was with the man, immediately apologised for the incident explaining that the man had a behavioural condition.

– North Yorkshire Police
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