A Mum was left horrified after a thug punched her five-day-old baby in the head in a supermarket.
The shocking incident took place in Wythenshawe in the UK as little Elsie Rose was being shown off by proud mum Amy Duckers.
Little Elsie was raced to the hospital, and it is believed she wasn’t seriously injured.
Her mum said the attack happened in front of her seven-year-old daughter Libby, who reacted with horror believe the thug had killed her baby sister.
Amy told the Manchester Evening News ‘I’m broken and torn apart. I can’t believe what I and my daughter had to see last night it was just so horrific. I never want anyone to have to go through that again.
“We all heard the punch land on my baby. We didn’t react at first as we were just so shocked. Then I just screamed.
“He could easily have killed her.”
It had been the first time Amy and her partner Lewis Temple had taken Elsie out after giving birth and decided to nip to their local supermarket.
While in the store, they saw a neighbour come over and look at the baby; ‘’Our friend then saw one of her work colleagues who was with her husband and said ‘aww come and have a look at this lovely baby’, and the next thing he ran over and punched Elsie Rose in the face leaving a very big fist mark shape across her forehead.” Amy said.
“We were mortified, my daughter was screaming thinking he had killed the baby.
“He then just apologised and said ‘sorry I thought it was a doll!”
The family alerted security at the supermarket and Elsie Rose was taken to a hospital, where she was monitored overnight and was allowed home in the morning.
A police spokesman said ‘A man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a baby. “Police were called shortly before 6.45pm to a supermarket on Altrincham Road in Baguley on Monday to reports of a child having been hit.
“The baby girl was taken to hospital as a precaution and has since been discharged.
“A 63-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in custody being questioned by officers.”