Man and woman bailed by police after being arrested over child cruelty and neglect in Sheffield

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
A man and woman arrested on suspicion of child cruelty and neglect in Sheffield have been bailed.

The pair were arrested after a film emerged on Facebook of a child being dragged along a Sheffield street face down by a woman.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

South Yorkshire Police were alerted to the incident in Parson Cross at around 5.15pm on Thursday after a member of the public filmed a woman using reins to drag a young girl across a road and along a pavement.

The police custody suite at Shepcote Lane, Tinsley, SheffieldThe police custody suite at Shepcote Lane, Tinsley, Sheffield
The police custody suite at Shepcote Lane, Tinsley, Sheffield | Other 3rd Party

The girl was face down on the ground at the time.

The video was shared on Facebook and authorities were informed.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

A 31-year-old woman and 39-year-old man were both arrested on suspicion of cruelty and child neglect.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of assault and public order offences.

South Yorkshire Police said the child was uninjured during the incident and is safe and well.