Stranger slapped girl (2) outside shopping centre because 'she should have been in a pram'
A two-year-old girl was slapped in the face by a stranger who told her mother the child should be in a pushchair.
The toddler was with her parent in a Waitrose car park when they were approached by a woman in her 60s.
Northamptonshire Police said the attacker told the child's mother the girl should be in a pram.
She then picked up the girl and put her in the chair before slapping the child's face when the toddler started to cry.
After hitting the youngster in the supermarket car park in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, the woman walked off.
The suspect is described as white, in her 60s, about 5ft 4in, with a slim build and black, frizzy, long hair.
Police said she was wearing bright-red lipstick, a black coat, black trousers and boots.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to the attack, at about 10am on Thursday April 27.