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CCTV Captures Attacker Who Caused Woman At Bus Stop To Lose Her Unborn Baby

16/10/2014 12:01 BST | Updated 16/10/2014 12:59 BST

Police are hunting a teenager who robbed a pregnant woman at a bus stop, causing her to lose her unborn baby.

The 43-year-old woman was sitting at the stop in Cromwell Road, Salford, when she was approached and attacked by three teenagers who stole her handbag, Greater Manchester Police said.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with robbery, while another boy, also 17, has been arrested.

Police say they are trying to track down a third male, described as white and aged between 16 and 20.

Detective Sergeant Roger Smethurst said: "This is a shocking and tragic case, and one that will undoubtedly have a lasting psychological impact upon the poor victim.

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The suspect wearing a black hoodie with white stripes down the arms, a black body warmer with a white motif and dark tracksuit bottoms

"Excellent policing work has gone into tracking down two of the youths we believe to be responsible for this sickening attack, but it is imperative that we try and track down the third man as quickly as possible.

"If you believe you saw a man matching this description in the area at the time, or if you recognise this man, do not protect him, please contact police as soon as possible."

The incident took place at about 5.45am on Saturday.

The man police want to trace was wearing a black hoodie with white stripes down the arms, a black body warmer with a white motif and dark tracksuit bottoms.

The boy charged over the incident, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court today.

The second boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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