Tuesday 20 August 2019

Baby suffered a 'bleed on the brain' after being struck in McDonald's queue

The incident occurred in a shopping centre in east London
The incident occurred in a shopping centre in east London

Sam Blewett

Police are appealing for a carer to come forward after a man in a wheelchair allegedly gave a baby a head injury in a McDonald's queue.

The seven-month-old girl suffered a small fracture and a bleed on the brain after being struck while in her mother's arms in the restaurant in the Gallions Reach shopping centre, Newham, east London.

Scotland Yard said detectives are trying to establish whether the wheelchair user, believed to be aged 15-25, acted deliberately.

They issued a CCTV image of a woman believed to be his carer and urged her to come forward as a witness to the incident between 2pm-3pm on June 18.

The girl's parents believed she was unharmed at the time but later took her to hospital, where they called police, after noticing a bump on her head.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The baby was kept in hospital overnight but discharged the next day. The baby has now fully recovered."

The wheelchair user is described as Asian and was wearing a foam cast on his right arm.

The woman believed to be his carer was described as black, aged around 40 and of large build.

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