Police are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after an assault involving a child at Teesside Retail Park.
The incident happened around 12:15pm on Tuesday 27th December, the day after Boxing Day, as a man pushed a pram across the car park using the pathway from the O2 shop towards the centre of the car park.
A young child was in the pram, believed to be aged around one, and a second female child around four years old was also with them.
The man is reported to have struck the older child across the face with his hand, resulting in her crying and he then continued to shout at the child and is then reported to have shaken the pram erratically.
The man then got into his car with the children and made off.
The reporting person described the man as an Asian male, around 5ft 7” tall and around 50-years-old.
Officers are appealing for any footage or witnesses to come forward by calling 101, and quoting reference number 233257.
Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.