Man Arrested After 'Racially-Motivated Attack' In Which Woman Lost Her Baby

The 37-year-old from Milton Keynes remains in custody.

14/09/2016 15:02

A man has been arrested in connection with a racially-aggravated attack on a pregnant woman who lost her baby after she was kicked to the ground.

The 34-year-old woman was in the Co-op store on Water Eaton Road, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, when she was approached by a man who made racial remarks, police said.

She was then followed to her car, where the man hit a 40-year-old man over the head with a bag of ice and a bottle, before kicking the woman in the torso, causing her to fall to the floor.

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A 37-year-old man has been arrested over the 'racially aggravated assault' that led to a pregnant woman losing her baby  

The woman lost her baby as a result of the attack, while the male victim sustained head injuries.

Both were taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital and have since been discharged.

Police on Tuesday released a CCTV image of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the attack which happened on August 6.

Thames Valley Police on Wednesday confirmed a 37-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault. The man remains in custody. 

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.”

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