Commuters looked on in horror yesterday as a teenage thug threw a terrified seven month old baby into the path of a double decker bus.
The girl, thought to be 14, was arrested after launching a savage attack on baby Tavish Dabedeen's family at a railway station in Croydon, south London.
Witnesses claim two teenagers 'viciously' attacked the family - a mother, her daughters and baby son - as they walked near the station. One of the teens is alleged to have ripped the baby from his older sister's arms and thrown him into the road in front of the bus. The driver managed to avoid the infant, who landed in the bus lane. Passers-by immediately rushed to his aid.
The baby's father, Rajiv Dabedeen, 42, said he was just minutes away from picking his family up when he received a call from the police informing him of the attack: ''I was distraught, my son could have been killed, and my wife and daughters were attacked in broad daylight. How could someone do that to a defenseless child, what kind of human being could hurt a baby? He is lucky to be alive, he hit his head and had bumps and bruises but other than that he is fine.'
It is thought the teenage assailants had targeted the family in a shopping centre earlier in the evening, before following them to the station.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'A 14-year-old girl was arrested later the same day and taken to a south London police station. She has been bailed until September pending further inquiries.'
The hunt for the second attacker continues.