The shocking story of yobs who slung a drinks carton from the first floor of a shopping centre onto a seven-week-old baby has provoked a massive response from Mail readers.
Baby Donnie Robinson was fast asleep in his pram in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, in Hartlepool, when the heavy container came hurtling through the air and crashed down onto his tiny stomach.
He instantly woke up screaming and could not get his breath so his shocked parents Polly Craggs and Peter Robinson rushed to the One Life Centre, in Park Road, before taking him to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, where he spent the night being observed and having scans on his body. He has now been released from hospital.
The incident, which is being investigated by police, has attracted a huge response from outraged members of the public.
Dozens of comments were left on the Mail’s Facebook page.
Laura Hughes wrote: “Absolutely vile... poor baby x”
Dawn Stellanailsandbeauty Patterson added: “That’s shocking. Poor baby. I hope he’s ok and they find the scumbags that did this.Mind saying that they will probably just get a slap on the wrist.”
Gemma Mammy Neil wrote: “Obviously to me their mothers have not taught them any respect have they!!!!....poor baby x.”
Chantele Dawes typed: “Omg absolutely disgusting poor baby x.”
Kelly Fisk said: “The owner of the town centre should spend some money and get some sort of netting or something to stop this happening again! Hope the little man makes a speedy recovery x.”
Paul Nelson added: “Shocking low life scumbags.”
Brian Robinson wrote: “I don’t suppose the ‘security’ cameras were working.”
Sarah Louise Cherry said: “Wow how can people be so cruel. Hope baby Donnie is well and no lasting damage.”
Maureen Banks typed: “Hope the little man is better soon and they catch the scum who did this.” Witnesses should ring police on 101.