Nottinghamshire police hunt drinker who poured beer over crying baby then kicked mum
A PUB customer who poured a drink over a 15-month-old baby and then kicked his mother is being hunted by police.
The man tipped what is believed to be about half a pint of beer over Rachel Atkin's son in The Ernehale pub in Nottingham Road, Arnold, just before 1pm on June 11.
She believes he soaked her son because he was crying.
"I couldn't believe my eyes," Miss Atkin, 25, of Bestwood Park, said. "I was shocked. I just stood there for a second and then I ran up to his table and shouted at him.
"I could hear my son crying when I was at the bar and my friend said he'd been shouting about it before he poured the drink over my son, but it's no excuse to pour a drink on him, it just made him cry even more."
Miss Atkin visited the JD Wetherspoon pub with a friend for lunch after taking her son to a soft play session and left him with her friend.
She was ordering their meals at the bar when the man poured the drink over her son.
The man then kicked Miss Atkin when she confronted him and she ran to the bar to ask staff to call the police.
He had fled from the pub by the time they arrived.
"I'm not sure what the police will be able to do, but to me it's assault," she said.
"It's just scary to think someone would do that to a baby that is crying."
The man is white, in his late 50s, around 5ft 7ins tall, with black greying, spiky hair. He was wearing a dark leather jacket at the time.
Police are carrying out inquiries to identify the man responsible, including reviewing CCTV footage recorded inside the pub.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has further information, should contact Notts Police on 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.