Passer-by kicks crying baby in the stomach as she crosses road

The scene near the Aviva building in York

The scene near the Aviva building in York

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POLICE are appealing for information after a 21-month-old baby was kicked by a passer-by while she and her carer waited to cross the road in York.

The incident happened at around 10am on Wednesday at the pelican crossing on the junction of Lendal Bridge and Station Avenue, near the Aviva building.

The baby was walking with her childminder and an assistant when she began to cry. On hearing the sound, a man standing in front of them turned around and kicked the child in her stomach. She suffered a minor external injury.

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

Police are 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. He was wearing dark coloured trousers and an older style jumper with stripes. His shoes are described as big and he appeared to be dressed in clothing which an older person would wear.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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