Manchester

Baby's pram shoved over by robbers for bag

Police have issued CCTV of the moment a pram carrying a three-month-old baby was shoved to the ground as robbers stole his grandmother's handbag.

Two women, 33 and 56, were robbed near Bobby Heywood's park in Bolton at about midday on 15 October.

The 56-year-old was struck on the head and fell to the ground, causing the pram to topple over. The child was strapped in and was not injured.

The men fled with her handbag, Greater Manchester Police said.

The younger woman ran after them but collapsed almost immediately through exhaustion from the struggle.

'Desperate individuals'

Police said the grandmother was not seriously injured.

The first robber was white, about 6ft 2in, thin and in his late teens to early 20s. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up and covering his face.

The second man is also described as about 6ft 2in, thin and in his late teens to early 20s. He was wearing a black top with the hood up covering his face.

Det Insp Stuart Wilkinson, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "These were the actions of two desperate individuals who had no regard whatsoever for the wellbeing of these two women or the young baby they were with.

"As you can see from the CCTV, it is lucky that the baby was strapped into the pram and wasn't injured during this robbery."