Man assaults baby in supermarket says ‘I thought it was a doll!’

Horrifying first day out for this 5-day-old and her mum
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A mum who braved the shops with her newborn baby has been left horrified after a man punched the child in the head.

Mum Amy Duckers had headed to the supermarket with her partner Lewis and two daughters, Libby, 7, and the brand new baby Elsie Rose – who was only 5 days old.

Amy told the Manchester Evening News that she had run into a neighbour who was delighted to meet the newest addition to her family.

‘Our neighbour 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.

‘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 immediately took the baby to hospital where she was monitored overnight before being allowed home.

A spokesperson for the local police say a man has been arrested in relation to the incident and is being questioned by officers.

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