Woman “tried to swap iPhone for baby” in Doncaster Marketplace

Police probe after "suspicious incident" in the publlic toilets at Doncaster Marketplace
Police probe after "suspicious incident" in the publlic toilets at Doncaster Marketplace
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A distraught mother is speaking out to warn parents after she claims a woman tried to swap an iPhone for her baby daughter in the public toilets at Doncaster Marketplace.

The mum, who does not want to be named, said her friend had taken her one-year-old daughter into the marketplace toilets when the incident happened on Friday.

She said: “My friend was in hysterics.

“She had taken my daughter into the toilets to change her and she said the woman came over and started pulling at my daughter’s feet.

“She kept saying you swap her for my iPhone and pulling on my daughter’s legs.

“My friend was shouting at her saying no but she kept saying swap and pulling at my daughter in the end she screamed no in her face and the woman ran off.

“It was awful we had only visited Doncaster to go to the Build-A-Bear Workshop for my daughter’s birthday, I’m never going back to Doncaster again, it’s scared me.

“I feel like people need to be aware that this woman is out there.”

Police officers are investigating the incident.

A police spokesman said: “Officers were called at around 11.55am on Thursday 9 July to Market Place, Doncaster, following reports of a suspicious incident.

“It is alleged an unknown woman was behaving in a strange manner towards a child in some public toilets, which caused distress to a member of the public.”

The child was not injured but the incident caused considerable distress.

Police are no longer appealing for witnesses to this incident.

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