Wheelchair User 'Struck Baby On Head' In McDonald's

13 December 2016, 09:58 | Updated: 13 December 2016, 10:52

'Carer' of Wheelchair User Sought By Police

The wheelchair user allegedly fractured a baby girl's skull while queuing in a McDonald's, causing a bleed to the brain.

The seven-month-old was allegedly struck on the head by a man in a wheelchair at the fast food restaurant in Gallions Reach Shopping Centre in East London.

The baby was being held in her mother's arms as she stood in a queue between 2pm and 3pm on June 18 this year. 

It is thought that there were no visible injuries but later that afternoon her parents noticed a bump on her head. 

The baby was taken to hospital where a scan showed a small fracture to the skull and a bleed on the brain. 

She was kept in hospital overnight , discharged the next day and has now fully recovered from her injuries. 

The parents contacted the police at the hospital and police have been trying to determine whether the actions of the wheelchair user were accidental. 

A CCTV image has been released of a witness detectives wish to trace - a woman they believe to be the wheelchair user's carer. 

She is described as a black woman in her 40s, of large build, wearing a beige coloured jacket and carrying a brown handbag.

The man in the wheelchair is described as Asian, of large build, and aged between 15 and 25. His right arm had a foam cast on it and he was wearing a black jacket.

Detectives are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the restaurant at the time of the incident and remembers witnessing it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newham CID on 07747 780610 or the police non-emergency number 101.