Manhunt launched for shoplifter who hit baby in the face after stealing from Northumberland shop

8 November 2023, 09:59

Police issued CCTV of a man they want to trace
Police issued CCTV of a man they want to trace. Picture: Northumbria Police

By Asher McShane

Police are hunting a man who punched a baby in the face after stealing from a shop in a town in Northumberland.

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Northumbria Police have issued an image of a suspect they want to trace after the attack in a branch of Spar in Bedlington.

Officers say a man left the shop at 10.05am on September 13 without paying.

As he fled, he crossed paths with a woman who was carrying a seven-month-old baby outside a nearby post office.

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Police said the man struck the baby before running away, leaving the child with facial injuries.

Police have issued CCTV of a man they want to trace.

Anyone who knows him should call Northumbria Police on 101, quoting crime reference 115171D/23.

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