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CCTV appeal after baby suffers bleeding on brain from McDonald’s assault in Beckton

PUBLISHED: 07:49 13 December 2016 | UPDATED: 08:26 13 December 2016

Detectives in Newham  are investigating how a baby in a Beckton McDonald's restaurant sustained head injuries on Saturday, June 18. Police are looking for a woman in a beige coat who is believed to be the carer of the wheelchair user who struck out at the baby. Picture: Met Police.

Detectives in Newham are investigating how a baby in a Beckton McDonald's restaurant sustained head injuries on Saturday, June 18. Police are looking for a woman in a beige coat who is believed to be the carer of the wheelchair user who struck out at the baby. Picture: Met Police.

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Officers have released CCTV footage after a baby suffered severe injuries at the hands of a takeaway customer.

The seven-month-old girl had to be rushed to hospital with bleeding on the brain after a wheelchair user is alleged to have struck her in her mother’s arms at the McDonald’s in Beckton’s Gallions Reach shopping centre.

The baby had to be kept overnight in an east London hospital after scans showed a small fracture to the skull, but has since made a full recovery.

Detectives are now trying to determine whether the alleged actions of the wheelchair user between 2-3pm on Saturday, June 18, were accidental.

After exhausting all other lines of enquiry, officers have now released a CCTV image of the woman they believe to be the man’s carer. She is described as a large black woman, aged about 40 years old. She was wearing a beige jacket and carried a brown handbag.

The man in the wheelchair is described as a large Asian man, between 15 and 25 years old. His right arm had a foam cast on it and he was wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information that can assist police is asked to call Newham CID on 07747 780610 or via the police non-emergency line on 101.


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