Woman released after grabbing child round the neck in Northampton

A woman, aged 25, has been released by Northamptonshire Police after being pictured grabbing a little girl's neck.

Friday, 13th September 2019, 1:52 pm
Footage of the incident was captured on a phone.

A spokeswoman from Northamptonshire Police told the Chronicle & Echo yesterday (Thursday) that the police force had received reports of a toddler being assaulted in Fish Street.

The incident took place in Northampton, at about 6.20pm on Tuesday, September 10.

This came after a video, which had been widely circulated on Facebook, appeared to show a woman with her hands around a little girl's neck while the toddler sat in her buggy.

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Footage of the incident was captured on a phone.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman told the Chron this afternoon (Friday) that following an investigation, the woman has been released and no further action has been taken.