Dad’s disgust after stranger spat in face of daughter, age 2

A DISGUSTED dad claims a stranger spat in his two-year-old daughter’s face as she played with a teddy in her pram.

Colin Manser, 34, said little Alice’s toy was “covered in spit” after a man targeted her in an unprovoked attack.

A 43-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Mr Manser was picking up his son up from nursery when they were approached by the man in Herne Bay town centre, Kent.

The dad has lived in the area for 20 years and nothing like this has ever happened before.

He told Kent Online: “It was as if he appeared from nowhere.

“Then he bent down and he spat in my daughter’s face. It was disgusting.”

He revealed that Alice was cuddling a teddy during the attack, which he’s now had to throw away.

He continued: “She had a lovely brightly coloured Beanie Baby teddy we’d spent ages getting for her – we had to throw it away because it was covered in spit.”

Mr Manser took Alice to the GP who found no problems but told him to return if anything changed.

He said: “On and off, I’ve lived in this town nearly 20 years. Having this happen to one of my children, I just never expected it.

It’s not fair to my little girl.”

Kent Police confirmed they are investigating a report of an assault in William Street, Herne Bay, on April 30.

A force spokesman said: “A 43-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on Thursday, May 2, on suspicion of assault and subsequently released pending further investigation.”