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Appeal in UK after pregnant woman loses baby in racially aggravated assault

A 40-year-old man was also assaulted, sustaining head injuries.

Image: Thames Valley Police

POLICE IN ENGLAND have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to an assault in which a pregnant woman lost her baby.

The incident occurred at 9.40pm on Saturday 6 August at a Co-op store in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. The 34-year-old pregnant woman was approached by a man who directed racial remarks at her, police said.

He followed her to her car and assaulted a second victim, a 40-year-old man, hitting him over the head with a bag of ice and a bottle. After this he kicked the woman in the torso, causing her to fall to the floor. As a result of the assault, the woman lost her baby.

She was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged. The man who was assaulted was also taken to hospital and has been discharged.

“This racially aggravated assault had absolutely devastating consequences for the victim, who lost her baby as a result of the attack. Our thoughts are with her and her family at this incredibly difficult and sad time,” commented investigating officer Ruchard Armitage.

“A thorough investigation is underway and we would like to speak to the man pictured as he may have information which could help with the investigation.”

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