‘Malicious’ glue toilet prank leaves toddler with burns to her legs

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A TODDLER has been left with burns to her legs after someone covered a pub toilet seat with strong glue.

The three-year-old was in Fareham town centre on holiday with her family when she needed to use the toilet.

Her father took her into the men’s toilets in the Vanguard pub in West Street, but as soon as she’d been to the toilet the little girl complained that her legs and buttocks were sore.

Her dad saw she was covered in blisters and rushed her to the Gosport War Memorial Hospital where she was treated for burns caused by contact with the glue.

The incident took place around noon on Saturday, May 21.

PC Sue White from Fareham Town Centre Unit described the incident as horrific, and said: ‘This is an unusual and malicious incident which resulted in the three-year-old receiving hospital treatment. The glue on the toilet seat was placed there deliberately and police want to speak to anyone who has any information about who did it.

‘Did you notice anyone with glue or acting suspiciously in the toilets? If so we would like to hear from you as you may have information vital to this inquiry.’

The child has returned to her home in Thatcham, Berkshire, with her family and is recovering well.

Anyone with any information should contact PC Steph Wheeler at Park Gate police station on 0845 0454545.

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