Carolyn Taylor, 43, tried repeatedly to nab the little boy at the Lidl supermarket in Stockton last December, Teesside Magistrates Court heard
A grandmother “tried to grab a baby” in a Lidl supermarket, a court heard.
Carolyn Taylor, 43, tried repeatedly to get a baby boy out of a pram at a supermarket in Stockton last December, Teesside Magistrates Court heard.
The grandma denied this, claiming she would “never hurt a child”. Taylor was found guilty after a trial of assault.
The child’s mother was unable to appear in court, but a co-buyer testified TeessideLive reports.
He told the court: “I had gone into Lidl and as I was walking down I saw a young lady pushing a pram and behind her was the defendant who was following her.”
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“I immediately noticed that something was wrong.
“The mother was desperate, she seemed inconsolable. The defendant focused on the baby and said there was something wrong with him.
“She wanted to take the hat off the baby. She was fixated on him. It was just madness, crazy.”
The witness said he felt “threatened” by the defendant and said she repeatedly tried to grab the baby, leading to him and other shoppers putting up a barricade around the mother and the stroller.
The next day, Taylor was questioned by police and denied the offence.
During the trial, Taylor claimed she went to the store to buy lunch and said to the mother, “Isn’t he cute?” but claims the woman was offended.
She said: “I remember walking into the store and approaching a lady who had a child in a pram. I said isn’t he cute? And she was looking at me weird so I said is he alright?
“She pulled the stroller back very abruptly and said what are you doing? I was a bit withdrawn and shocked. It’s all exaggerated. I didn’t go to grab him. “
Taylor, from Stockton, will be sentenced in Teesside Magistrates’ Court on July 13.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grandma-43-tried-grab-baby-27344474 Grandma, 43, tried to grab a stranger's baby at Lidl before shoppers formed a barricade