Po­lice find sus­pect af­ter child al­legedly slapped in Oakville gro­cery store

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR OAKVILLE —

Hal­ton Re­gional Po­lice say they have iden­ti­fied the “sus­pect re­spon­si­ble” af­ter a child was slapped by a stranger at a gro­cery store this week.

Po­lice ini­tially were ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help to find a sus­pect.

Po­lice said a mother was with four chil­dren at the No Frills on Cross Av­enue in Oakville on Tues­day just af­ter 11 a.m. when a stranger slapped the woman’s eight-yearold daugh­ter.

She con­fronted the woman, who fled the store, po­lice said.

Late Wed­nes­day, po­lice said a 77year-old woman in Oakville was iden­ti­fied and “cau­tioned for the in­ci­dent due to her di­min­ished ca­pa­bil­i­ties.” There were no in­juries to the child, po­lice noted.

A Hal­ton po­lice press re­lease thanked res­i­dents and me­dia part­ners for as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing the per­son al­legedly re­spon­si­ble.

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