Woman arrested after allegedly assaulting baby in street

Moss Lane, Leyland
Moss Lane, Leyland

A woman has been arrested after an alleged assault on a baby in a Lancashire street

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The incident happened at around 11.35am on Monday in Moss Lane in Leyland, Lancs.

The woman has been described as white, around 5ft 6in tall with long brown hair.

She was wearing a burgundy coat with a grey tracksuit underneath.

The baby is believed to be around two-years-old and was in a dark coloured pram with a rain cover and wearing a white hat.

A member of the public called the police after witnessing the alleged assault.

A Lancashire Police statement reads: "Yesterday (Monday) we posted an appeal for help identifying a woman following a report of an assault on a child in Leyland.

"A 26-year-old woman from Leyland has been arrested on suspicion of assault – ABH, and she remains in custody at this time."