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Manhunt launched for shoplifter who hit baby in the face after stealing from Northumberland shop
8 November 2023, 09:59
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.
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.