Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley

This hurried mum found a genius way to get places quicker by wearing roller-skates while pushing her pram.

As Hassan Karim stood outside a travel agent shop in Leicester on Monday January 8, he heard a racket coming from across the road.

Looking across the street, it quickly becomes apparent that mum and baby are moving especially stealthily across the pavement thanks to some speedy footwear.

In the clip watched more than 971,000 times in two days, the woman’s skates eventually become apparent as she scoots off into the distance.

Hassan said: “I couldn’t believe my eyes.

“I’ve never seen anything like it before and I thought I just had to record this.

“I heard something rolling towards me and saw the woman on the other side of the street.

“For it to have that many views is crazy, I thought it would only be something my friends would enjoy.”