Man guilty of punching five-day-old baby in Baguley Tesco
A man has been found guilty of punching a five-day-old girl at a supermarket.
Baby Elsie Rose was hit in the face at a Tesco store on Altrincham Road in Baguley, Manchester, on 5 September.
David Hardy, 64, of Longfield Road in Baguley, denied assault and told Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court he thought the baby was a doll and it was a "dreadful mistake".
He was ordered to pay a total of £1,500 made up of a fine, costs and £100 compensation.
Hardy told the court he had thought the "doll" belonged to Elsie Rose's older sister who he had wanted to make laugh.
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