27 Nov 2013

Witness tells police child kicked in Nelson

4:01 pm on 27 November 2013

A man has come forward after a public appeal over an incident involving a child outside a supermarket in Nelson.

Police say a member of the public rang them, saying a man swore at a girl aged about four or five years as they were walking towards a car outside Countdown in Stoke.

The witness says the man then kicked the girl from behind, enough to shove her forwards. The pair then left in a car with a woman passenger.

Police say an investigation has begun.