Baby girl injured in knife robbery at Salford house

A baby girl was knocked out of her mother's arms during an armed robbery in Greater Manchester.

Two robbers burst into a house in Upper Park Road, Broughton Park, Salford, at about 1930 GMT on Tuesday.

One grabbed the woman, 43, by the throat and held an eight-inch kitchen knife to her, demanding cash.

She was holding her four-month-old daughter, who fell from her arms during a struggle. The baby suffered a bruise to her head.

Hatchback car

One of the men pulled the woman's gold necklace from her neck and the pair fled, driving away in a red hatchback car.

The baby was not seriously injured, police said. Her mother suffered a cut from the knife.

The man holding the knife was described as white, in his early to mid 20s, about 6ft (1.8m) tall, and of medium build.

He had a stubbly complexion and was wearing a green hooded top.

Det Ch Insp Alistair Mallen, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "I'm sure anyone reading or hearing this will be absolutely appalled that a very young baby should have been placed in such a dangerous situation by these men.

"Thankfully, the baby did not suffer any major injuries but given that a knife was being brandished, this is more by chance than design.

"Understandably, the family are extremely upset and want whoever is responsible locked up."

He urged anyone who saw the men going into the house, or saw a red hatchback being driven away at speed to contact police.

"Similarly, if you hear any gossip or rumours then please let us know because within those rumours could be vital information we need," he added.

He said extra officers would be on patrol in the area in the coming days.

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