An investigation has been launched after eggs were thrown at a baby in a “racially aggravated” assault.
Officers were called after a woman and her nine-month-old baby were attacked while crossing the road at around 11.30am on Tuesday, West Mercia Police said.
The suspect, believed to be a white male, threw eggs at the infant from his car close to Pizza Hut by the Shrub Hill Retail Park on Tallow Hill in Worcester.
The force said the child sustained reddening to the face but was otherwise left unharmed while the mother, a woman in her 30s, was not injured.
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Police have launched an investigation after eggs were thrown at a baby in what is being described as a " racially aggravated " assault . Officers were called after a woman and her nine - month - old baby were attacked while crossing the road at around 11.30am on Tuesday (local time), police said.
An investigation has been launched after eggs were thrown at a baby in a “ racially aggravated ” assault . Officers were called after a woman and her nine - month - old baby were attacked while crossing the road at around 11.30am on Tuesday, West Mercia police said. The suspect, believed to
Gallery: The week in history: Sept. 2-8 (Microsoft Photos)
Sept. 2, 1789: US Treasury is established by Congress
With the ratification of the Constitution that year, the government decided to establish a permanent treasury to control the debt of the nation. President George Washington named his former aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton, as the first Secretary of the Treasury.
Sept. 2, 1945: Japan signs act of unconditional surrender
Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in a ceremony held on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan, which effectively ended World War II.
Sept. 2, 1945: Vietnam proclaims independence
Merely hours after Japan surrendered in World War II, Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh announced Vietnam to be an independent republic, free of French rule. Modeled on the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the proclamation stated: “All men are born equal: the Creator has given us inviolable rights, life, liberty, and happiness!”
One dead, nine wounded in French knife attack
A 19-year-old man was killed and another nine wounded, three seriously, on Saturday in a knife attack near the French city of Lyon, a regional official and emergency services said.
'You're talking about a nine - month - old helpless child, and three women who tried to protect that child,' Cedric Alexander, DeKalb County Chief of Police, said Jackson faces several counts including malice murder, felony murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault and violation of Georgia's Street Gang
“This racially aggravated assault had absolutely devastating consequences for the victim, who lost her baby as a result of the attack. Our thoughts are with her and her family at this incredibly difficult and sad time,” commented investigating officer Ruchard Armitage. “A thorough investigation is underway and
Sept. 2, 1969: America's first ATM opens for business
The Chemical Bank branch in Rockville Center, New York, opened its first automatic teller machine (ATM) to the public. It was the first time that reusable, magnetically coded cards were used to withdraw cash. The machine was called the Docuteller at that time.
Sept. 2, 1998: Swissair Flight 111 crashes
All 229 passengers aboard Swissair flight 111, flying from New York City, New York, U.S., to Geneva, Switzerland, were killed after it crashed off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. The investigations into the crash discovered that faulty wires caused plane’s flammable insulation to catch fire.
Sept. 2, 2013: Diana Nyad completes her Cuba-Florida swim
Nyad became the first person to swim from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida, U.S., without any cage protection, at the age of 64. She covered a distance of 110 miles (177 kilometers) during her fifth attempt in 35 years, taking approximately 53 hours.
Second man arrested on suspicion of murder by gardaí investigating fatal Tallaght assault
The father-of-two was discovered with head injuries by passers-by in Killinarden Estate in Tallaght last month.
He was found guilty racially aggravated assault and of using the anti-Semitic slur. Cassidy, who grew up in Egypt and is the son of an English mother and a Turkish father, had pleaded not guilty to racially aggravated assault and to using the slur when he appeared at St Albans Magistrates' Court.
Aggravated assault is an assault which criminal laws punish more severely due to its seriousness. Factors which raise an assault to an aggravated assault typically include the use of a weapon, the status of the victim, the intent of the perpetrator, and the degree of injury caused.
Sept. 3, 1783: Treaty of Paris is signed
Bringing an end to the American Revolution, the Treaty of Paris was signed by the U.S., Great Britain, Spain and France. The British recognized the independence of 13 American colonies as the country was declared a free nation.
Sept. 3, 1939: Britain and France declare war on Germany
In retaliation to Hitler's invasion of Poland, the British and French governments declared war on Germany. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (pictured) made the announcement, saying: "This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final Note stating that, unless we heard from them by 11 o'clock that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received, and that consequently this country is at war with Germany.”
Sept. 3, 1943: Allied troops invade mainland Italy
Under the leadership of General Bernard L. Montgomery, the British and Commonwealth 8th Army began the Allied invasion of the Italian peninsula, starting from Sicily, crossing the Straits of Messina and landing at Calabria.
Woman arrested after six-day-old baby found in her bag at airport
An American woman has been charged with human trafficking in the Philippines after allegedly trying to smuggle a six-day-old baby out of the country in a shoulder bag. Jennifer Talbot was stopped by airline staff at a boarding gate at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on Wednesday evening after reportedly being caught with the newborn boy in a bag, authorities have said. The 43-year-old Ohio native had passed through immigration without declaring the baby.
Sept. 3, 2004: Russian school siege ends in bloodbath
A three-day hostage crisis at a school in Beslan, Russia, was put to end as special forces stormed the building with heavy artillery. The siege began when a group of Chechen militants took more than 1,200 people, including children, hostage. By the time it ended, over 300 hostages were killed, including 186 children.
Sept. 3, 2006: Andre Agassi retires
The eight-time Grand Slam winner and former world No. 1 retired from international tennis, after losing in the third round of the US Open to Benjamin Becker. Post-match, Agassi delivered one of the most emotional farewell speeches of all time. He said to the crowd, "The scoreboard said I lost today. But what the scoreboard doesn't say is what it is I have found. Over the last 21 years, I have found loyalty. You have pulled for me on the court and also in life. I found inspiration. You have willed me to succeed, sometimes even in my lowest moments."
Sept. 3, 2017: North Korea's most powerful nuclear test
Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, North Korea successfully conducted its sixth and the biggest ever nuclear test. Described by the country as a hydrogen bomb, it could be mounted on a long-range ballistic missile. A magnitude-6.3 earthquake was also witnessed at the Punggye-ri testing site after the explosion.
Man (22) arrested after serious assault in Navan
Man (22) arrested after serious assault in Navan
Sept. 4, 1886: Bedonkohe Apache leader Geronimo surrenders
Geronimo, chief of the Bedonkohe band of Chiricahua Apache tribe, battled American troops to protect his homeland. After about 30 years of war, he finally surrendered near Fort Bowie along the Arizona-New Mexico border, bringing an end to the Indian Wars in the Southwest.
Sept. 4, 1888: Kodak founder patents box camera
George Eastman, founder of the Kodak empire, got the box camera patented and his company registered on this day. The company’s slogan was "You press the button, we'll do the rest." His invention of the roll film camera was the basis for the development of motion picture films.
Sept. 4, 1951: First live transcontinental television broadcast
The 33rd U.S. President Harry S. Truman’s opening speech at the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., was aired across the nation, which marked the first live coast-to-coast TV broadcast. In the speech, Truman talked about acceptance of the treaty that officially ended American-led Allied occupation of Japan.
Sept. 4, 1998: Google is incorporated
The Internet services company was incorporated in California, U.S., as a privately held organization. It was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who had met at Stanford University.
Sept. 5, 1882: First Labor Day parade is held
The first Labor Day parade was held in New York City, New York, U.S. Around 10,000 workers took unpaid leave on this day to march from City Hall to Union Square to mark the occasion.
Man released without charge as Gardaí investigation into fatal Tallaght assault continues
Man released without charge as Gardaí investigation into fatal Tallaght assault continues
Sept. 5, 1905: Treaty of Portsmouth is signed
Russia and Japan signed the Treaty of Portsmouth to formally end the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who mediated the agreement, received a Nobel Peace Prize for his role.
Sept. 5, 1972: Munich Olympics massacre
A group of heavily armed Palestinian terrorists sneaked into the apartment where Israeli athletes were staying during the Summer Olympic Games in Munich. They killed two athletes and took nine others hostage. The terrorists, who called themselves Black September, demanded the release of over 200 Arab prisoners from Israeli jails and asked to be moved along with the hostages to an Arab nation. German authorities took them to an airport near Munich, where a shootout erupted. Five terrorists died, while the nine hostages were killed by the terrorists along with one West German policeman.
Sept. 5, 1979: The ceremonial funeral of Lord Mountbatten
Louis Mountbatten, a World War II naval commander, was assassinated on Aug. 27, 1979, by a Provisional Irish Republican Army member with the use of a hidden bomb on his fishing boat in the northwestern coast of Ireland. On this day, his funeral was held at Westminster Abbey which was attended by many members from the Royal family, leaders and politicians from all over the world.
Sept. 5, 1986: Pan Am 73 hijack in Karachi
Four armed hijackers seized a Pan Am jet in Karachi, Pakistan, which was en route to New York from Bombay (now Mumbai). After the pilots escaped from the cockpit, they demanded a new crew to fly them to Cyprus and Israel, where they wanted the release of their imprisoned friends. Later, the hijackers opened fire, killing 23 people and injuring many others. All the hijackers were arrested and sentenced to death.
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Sept. 5, 1997: Mother Teresa dies
The founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity died in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, at 87. She had dedicated her life to help the poor and her Roman Catholic congregation continues to care for orphans, sick children, the mentally ill, lepers, people with AIDS and the aged. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She was canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016 by Pope Francis I in a ceremony at the Vatican.
Sept. 6, 1522: Victoria becomes first ship to circumnavigate Earth
On Sept. 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain as the commander of five ships along with over 250 men. Their mission was to circumnavigate the Earth in a single voyage. Following Magellan’s death during the expedition, Juan Sebastián Elcano took charge and completed the task. Out of the five ships, only one – Victoria – could complete the expedition.
Sept. 6, 1901: William McKinley is shot
The 25th U.S. president was shot and fatally wounded at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, U.S., by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. McKinley was immediately taken to hospital but died on Sept. 14. He was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. McKinley's assailant was convicted and later executed in an electric chair.
Sept. 6, 1916: Piggly Wiggly opens in Memphis
America’s first self-service grocery store was opened by Clarence Saunders at 79 Jefferson Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, there are over 500 Piggly Wiggly stores in 17 states.
Sept. 6, 1970: PFLP hijacks four aircraft
On a single day, four planes with over 600 people aboard were simultaneously hijacked by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) members. Three of the jets were flown to Dawson’s Field near Zarka, Jordan, and the fourth one landed in London, England, where the hijackers were subdued. While most of the hostages were released on Sept. 11, others remained in custody until Sept. 30 until the release of PFLP members in a Swiss prison and one of the hijackers.
Sept. 6, 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. breaks record for consecutive games played
The Baltimore Orioles shortstop played his 2,131st straight game, against the California Angels. He surpassed Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130. In his 21-year MLB career, Ripken Jr. won two MVP Awards and a World Series Championship. In 1998, he finally ended his streak at 2,632 games.
Sept. 6, 1997: Princess Diana's funeral is held in London
On Aug. 31, 1997, Princess Diana died due to injuries sustained in a car crash in Paris, France. The accident that occurred in a tunnel on Pont de l'Alma road also claimed the lives of her partner Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul. The funeral, which was held at Westminster Abbey, was attended by royals, politicians and celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Elton John and George Michael. It was watched on TV by over two billion people worldwide, making it one of the most viewed events in history.
Sept. 7, 1901: Boxer Rebellion ends in China
The Boxer Rebellion, an anti-colonial and anti-Christian uprising, which began in November 1899 in China, officially came to an end with the signing of the Boxer Protocol between the Qing empire of China and an Eight-Nation Alliance. Following the peace agreement, China was asked to pay more than $330 million in compensation and reparation.
Sept. 7, 1927: First all-electronic television
At the age of 21, American inventor Philo T. Farnsworth successfully transmitted an image of a line via electronic means with a device called an "image dissector" at his San Francisco laboratory. In 1929, he transmitted an image of his wife Elma Gardner and her brother, making her the first woman to appear on television.
Sept. 7, 1940: German air force begins bombing London
During World War II, London was blitzed by around 300 German bombers on this day. After 57 consecutive nights of bombing, the attacks continued until May 1941. Thousands of civilians were killed in the raids and many sustained serious injuries.
Sept. 7, 1977: Panama Canal Treaty is signed
Built by America, the 51-mile (82 km) waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific was formally opened in 1914. On Sept. 7, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed the treaty, agreeing to give complete control of the canal to Panama by the year 2000.
Sept. 7, 1986: Desmond Tutu becomes Archbishop of Cape Town
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu became the archbishop of Cape Town and the first black archbishop to head South Africa’s Anglican Church. Tutu’s term ended in 1996.
Sept. 7, 2008: US government takes over mortgage giants
The U.S. government took control of financially troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, removing their top executives. One of the largest bailouts in U.S. history happened after the companies suffered major loss in the housing market turmoil. Talking about the takeover of the two companies by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said: "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are so large and so interwoven in our financial system that a failure of either of them would cause great turmoil in our financial markets here at home and around the globe."
Sept. 8, 1565: First permanent European settlement established in US
The port of St. Augustine, Florida, which was the first permanent European settlement in America, was founded by Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. He named the city after Saint Augustine of Hippo. It served as the capital of Spanish Florida for more than 200 years, before becoming the capital of British East Florida.
Sept. 8, 1664: Dutch surrender New Amsterdam to the British
Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrendered New Amsterdam – at the time the capital of New Netherland – to the British under commander Richard Nicolls. The English renamed the place New York, after James, Duke of York.
Sept. 8, 1941: Siege of Leningrad begins
The German siege of Leningrad (today known as Saint Petersburg) took place during World War II. It was one of longest sieges in history, lasting 872 days to Jan. 27, 1944. The relentless air attacks, starvation and bitter cold took the lives of around one million people.
Sept. 8, 1974: Gerald Ford pardons Richard Nixon
In the wake of the Watergate scandal, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced his resignation, even as impeachment proceedings against him were under way. However, his successor Gerald Ford eventually pardoned Nixon for any crimes he may have committed during his time in office. While defending his decision, Ford said he did so to bring an end to the national divisions caused by the Watergate scandal.
Police said they believe the “nasty and unprovoked” attack was racially motivated.
Sergeant Paul Smith said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked assault on a mother and her baby that has left the victims understandably shaken.
“We’re particularly concerned that the motivation for this is believed to be racial - there is no excuse for this type of behaviour and we will not tolerate it.
“While no arrests have been made, investigations are ongoing and we are currently reviewing CCTV footage to try to identify the vehicle involved.”
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Mr Smith continued: “We realise this incident will cause concern amongst the community and want to reassure the public that we take reports of this nature very seriously and will continue to patrol the area.
“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to please get in touch.”
The force have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.
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