Man arrested after 'racially-motivated attack' in which woman lost her baby


A 37-year-old 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, Thames Valley Police said. 

She was followed to her car, where the man then 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, police said.

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

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "A 37-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault and is currently 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."