Hatfield store worker grabs teddy from tot

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl was left bleeding and crying after an altercation with a store worker. Faith Finn's mum said an employee grabbed a teddy bear from her daughter's hands, for no apparent reason, causing her to go flying before crashing to the shop flo

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl was left bleeding and crying after an altercation with a store worker.

Faith Finn's mum said an employee grabbed a teddy bear from her daughter's hands, for no apparent reason, causing her to go "flying" before crashing to the shop floor and cutting her right leg.

Annette Finn was shopping with husband Edward, 35, in Tk Maxx, in The Galleria, Hatfield, last month when the "unprovoked" incident occurred.

The 34-year-old, a social worker, said her family were on the way to the tills to buy the large pink toy when the woman worker came and "dragged" it off Faith.


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Mrs Finn told the WHT: "She grabbed the toy causing my daughter to fall to the floor and cut her leg. She went flying."

Mrs Finn added: "I was horrified and upset. My daughter was crying, in distress and in pain."

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She added: "Faith fell in love with that teddy bear and then this woman came and dragged it off her."

As a result they did not buy the toy The family has had no apology from Tk Maxx, she added.

A spokeswoman for Tk Maxx said the safety of their customers was of the "utmost importance".

She added: "We were very concerned to hear about this incident but on discussing this with the child's mother, she stressed her daughter was absolutely fine and not harmed in any way.

"However, the customer later said she would be reporting this to the police and the paper.

"The police have since been in touch to confirm there is no case to answer."

However, a police spokeswoman told the WHT investigations were ongoing.

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