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Baby ‘egged in Worcester racially-aggravated assault’

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Image caption The attack happened close to Shrub Hill Retail Park on Tallow Hill

A baby was hit with an egg in a racially-aggravated drive-by attack, police believe.

A woman was crossing the road with her baby in a pushchair when someone threw eggs at them from a vehicle near Shrub Hill Retail Park, Worcester.

The nine-month-old baby, sustained reddening to the face, but was otherwise unharmed.

The mother, who was un-injured, was attacked as she crossed at about 11:30 BST, West Mercia Police said.

Sgt Paul Smith said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked assault on a mother and her baby that has left the victims understandably shaken.

“We’re particularly concerned that the motivation for this is believed to be racial – there is no excuse for this type of behaviour and we will not tolerate it.”

Police are reviewing CCTV footage to try to identify the vehicle involved.

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