A woman has been injured while trying to protect a child inside a McDonald's in Stevenage.

The incident took place at Stevenage Leisure Park, at around 1.05pm on Monday, January 23.


At that time, a group of teenagers were reportedly involved in a fight in which chairs were thrown.

A woman, eating in the restaurant at the time, sustained injuries to her arm while trying to prevent a young child from being hit by one of the chairs.

The group then fled the scene.

Investigator Tara Adams-Cook said: "The violent actions of those involved left a completely innocent member of the public with injuries to her arm and unable to work.

"This kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

"Our enquiries are continuing at this time to trace those involved and I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or who may have captured any footage, to please come forward.

"If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers with any information.

"Thank you."

Investigator Adams-Cook can be contacted via the following email address: tara.adams-cook@herts.police.uk

Information can also be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/8231/23.

Anonymous information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.