Kmart shopper 'PUNCHES a toddler having a tantrum and pushes a trolley at his ...

Kmart shopper 'PUNCHES a toddler having a tantrum and pushes a trolley at his head'

By Hannah Moore For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:45 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 01:53 BST, 3 May 2019

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A woman believed to be in her 60s is accused of punching a toddler in the head at a Kmart in Auckland because he was having a tantrum. 

Police are investigating an allegation of assault at the store in Albany about midday yesterday. 

Mother Rebecca claimed to The New Zealand Herald the woman had rammed a trolley into her two-year-old son's head and punched him.

Rebecca said she had finished her shopping and was in a lengthy line at the checkout when her children, aged six, four and two, began to get restless. 

As the wait continued, her youngest son became inconsolable and disintegrated into a full tantrum.  

'He wouldn't usually behave like this, but

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