Manchester

Man charged with 'punching' baby in supermarket

Elsie Rose Image copyright Amy Duckers
Image caption Baby Elsie Rose was on her first trip out with her family since being born

A 63-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a five-day-old girl at a supermarket in Manchester.

David Hardy, of Longfield Road, Baguley, was bailed to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on 4 October.

Officers were called to the Tesco store on Altrincham Road in Baguley at about 18:45 BST on Monday, following reports a baby was punched.

The baby girl was taken to hospital as a precaution and has been discharged.