Stella Dimoko Man Who Punched 5-Day-Old Baby In The Face Tells Court He Thought She Was A Toy


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Friday, September 30, 2016

Man Who Punched 5-Day-Old Baby In The Face Tells Court He Thought She Was A Toy

A MAN who punched a newborn baby in the face has insisted that he thought the infant was a doll – but admitted that his actions were “bizarre”.

David Hardy approached five-day-old Elsie Temple as she lay in her carry cot inside a shopping trolley, thumping her as the baby’s mother Amy Duckers looked on in horror.
‎The 63-year-old man, from Baguley, Greater Manchester, left the baby Elsie Temple in tears and with a red mark to her face.
Hardy yesterday faced court, keeping his head down as his lawyer Chris Fallows tried to defend his client, telling the Manchester magistrates court: “This is an extremely unusual case.

“This defendant (is) effectively a family man who has young children in the family and does not behave in a way that is suggested to this allegation.”
‎Mr Fallows said: “The crown suggest Mr Hardy deliberately punched a five day old baby to the face in a carry cot in a shopping trolley. The defendant says he believed – and this belief was prior to the incident – that he thought it was a doll.”

He said that the man’s claims that he thought the baby was a doll was backed up by statements given by witnesses to the incident with the man also claiming he told the young child standing next to the shopping trolley.
Mr Fallows said: “After the incident the defendant, who has never been in trouble before, had news reporters arrive at his door. He was hung, drawn and quartered on social media and in the comments on news reports.

“It is conceded by the defendant that what occurred was unusual, bizarre and he acted rather foolishly. The prosecution suggest that this was intentional.”
‎The court date had been moved forward to today, the eve of Hardy’s 64th birthday, at the request of his lawyers.

Mr Fallows said: “This defendant has been on the verge of suicide and his family will have to go through evidence which is already in their statements. I asked for this case to be moved forwards because Mr Hardy wants it dealt with as quickly as possible.”

Hardy has admitted to throwing the punch but pleaded not guilty to charge of common assault saying he had no intention of hitting a baby. He will face a trial at the JPs court next month.

The baby’s family had been shopping for their dinner about 6pm on September, with the incident unfolding when they saw a neighbour who worked there.
The neighbour called over a friend who had been shopping with her husband – and as she did so the man rushed over and punched Elsie in the face.

Hardy was bailed on condition he does not go to Tescos in Baguley and was told he cannot have unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18. He also cannot contact Elsie’s mother and father.


*Even if the baby looked like a doll,why would he punch a doll?


  1. Replies
    1. Some evil spirit landed on the man's chest. We thank God the baby is alive. God knows, babies are angels but on the other hand and I know I may get a bashing from this but maybe there is something in the future of that child... if negative, I strongly pray that the smack he gave the baby has thumped away whatever it could be. Read between the lines people. this man is evil sha and there's absolutely no reason to beat a baby.

  2. The man is sick. Arrest him jor.

  3. This man is sick..

  4. He should be drunk to have thought the baby was a toll.

  5. Abeg am hungry Joe. Brb

  6. He thought the infant was a doll. What a sarcasm! May God forgive him.

  7. Stupid man. What a painful punch on that baby.

    Anyway most oyibo people looks like doll self. Them plenty for road.

    But punching that baby, the man need koboko idiot.

  8. Crazy old man. Let the Law decide his fate.

  9. Maybe dolls freak him out.
    But true true d baby resemble doll.
    It's so sad, he will do the time.

  10. Exactly, why would he punched a doll? Thank God nothing serious happened to the baby.

  11. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ this is hilarious. They free the grandpa o. He's old na, what if d baby died nko. 5days baby and hes still healthy, πŸ‘ to the baby. If na Nigeria them go say Awon aye ni

  12. Oh chim.
    Thank God for his little mercies. This baby was close to death

  13. Na wa the man is koloism lolz.

  14. This people and their funny ways baffles me some times

  15. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
    What an expensive mistake though....

  16. Early stage dementia or alzheimes.

  17. Lwkmd!!


    Awww! The baby is sooo edible looking. Thank God the punch didn't kill it.


  18. Some white babies look like doll really o,so no be epa fault..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  19. What is 5 day old baby doing in the mall do many people and germs


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