Man on attempted murder charge after pregnant woman stabbed


A man has been charged with attempted murder and attempted child destruction following the stabbing of a pregnant woman.

Babur Karamat Raja, 41, from Sutton Coldfield, has also been charged with assault and possession of a knife in a public place in connection with the incident in the town on Friday.

He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Monday, West Midlands Police said.

The woman, 40, is described as being in a stable condition in hospital and her baby girl continues to do well.

Her family said: "We'd all like to express our heartfelt thanks to everybody who helped her on Friday afternoon. Your fearlessness and selfless actions saved both their lives and we are overwhelmingly grateful to you all.

"We have no further comment to make and we'd ask you to respect our privacy at this difficult time."

West Midland Police continue to appeal for witnesses with any information to contact Detective Inspector Ian Ingram on 101.