Pregnant woman loses baby after being kicked in racist attack

Police release images of man they want to speak to after racially aggravated assault at Co-op store in Milton Keynes

CCTV images released in connection with a racially aggravated assault in Milton Keynes. Photograph: Thames Valley police/PNS

Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to after a pregnant woman lost her baby in a racist and violent attack in Milton Keynes.

The 34-year-old woman was racially abused in a Co-op supermarket before the attacker followed her to her car and kicked her in the torso, knocking her to the floor.

The victim lost her unborn child as a result of the assault, which happened on 6 August. She was taken to Milton Keynes general hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Thames Valley police have released CCTV image of a man the force would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place at about 9.40pm on Water Eaton Road, in the Bletchley area of Milton Keynes.

CCTV images released in connection with racially aggravated assault in Milton Keynes.
CCTV image. Photograph: Thames Valley police/PNS

PC Richard Armitage, said: “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.

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

The offender also assaulted a 40–year-old man by hitting him over the head with a bag of ice and a bottle. He sustained injuries to his head and needed hospital treatment but has since been discharged.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 101.

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