A WOMAN who was shouting at her child and pushing her hit a woman who intervened to try to help the youngster.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the unusual assault in Huddersfield town centre.
The attacker with a small child allegedly pushed and punched another woman who had intervened.
The attack happened on John William Street and its junction with Fitzwilliam Street near the Sportsman pub.
A spokesman for Huddersfield police said: “There was a lot of shouting and noise going on and a number of people were walking past as this incident happened.
“We want to speak to anyone who saw this incident and may be able to provide additional information.”
The incident happened at 1.30pm on Saturday November 7. Contact Pc Katie Knapton on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.