A man has been charged after a four-year-old girl’s leg was broken when she was allegedly hit by a man riding an e-scooter inside a shopping centre.

Police were called to a shopping centre on Main Road, Cardiff in NSW‘s Lake Macquarie area, following reports a child had been injured.

A man riding an electric scooter allegedly lost control before the scooter crashed into the girl before he retrieved his scooter and left the scene.

Police released CCTV vision in an appeal for public information after a toddler's leg was broken in the Hunter. A 37-year-old man was later arrested

Police released CCTV vision in an appeal for public information after a toddler’s leg was broken in the Hunter. A 37-year-old man was later arrested

The child was treated for a broken leg and a cut to her face by NSW paramedics, before she was taken to the John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

She underwent surgery on Friday.

The man was charged with grievous bodily harm by negligent act (vehicle) and ride electric scooter on footpath. Picture: NSW Police

The man was charged with grievous bodily harm by negligent act (vehicle) and ride electric scooter on footpath. Picture: NSW Police

NSW Police on Thursday afternoon released CCTV footage of a man they wanted to speak to over the incident.

Following inquiries and a public appeal for information, officers from Lake Macquarie Police District arrested a man at Belmont Police Station, around 12.30pm on Friday

A 37-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm by negligent act (vehicle) and ride electric scooter on footpath.

He’s been granted conditional bail.

He will appear in Belmont Local Court on November 29.

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