Police have identified a man who allegedly assaulted a child outside Stoke Countdown supermarket.
Following the publication of a Nelson Mail story yesterday, the man at the centre of the incident has come forward, as well as other people with further information.
The incident, which involved a man in his 30s kicking a girl of about 5 from behind, occurred on November 16 about 3.30pm, police say.
A member of the public reported seeing a man swearing at a young girl while walking to a white 1995 Subaru stationwagon.
The man then kicked the girl from behind, who was shoved forward as a result.
Inquiries are continuing.
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