The Metropolitan Police are on the hunt for a man who kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach, causing her to suffer a miscarriage. The man is believed to be a thief who attempted a robbery at a bus stop, on the 29th of July in Cambridge Park, Wanstead, east London, between 2.30 pm and 3 pm.
The victim is a woman in her 30s, and she was speaking on the phone with her mother at the time of the attack. The man was riding a white bicycle and rode towards her at an alarming speed. He was coming from the direction of the Green Man roundabout and when he came close to her, he kicked her in the stomach and then snatched her phone out of her hand.
The woman was nine weeks pregnant at the time of the assault and miscarried a short time later.
Police have released an e-fit of a suspect and are appealing to the public for help. Authorities have described the suspect as being mixed race, around 30 years old, stocky, and with tattoos covering his left arm.
He was dressed in dark blue shorts, a dark blue baseball cap, and a white bag at the time of the assault. His bike was white and did not have a rear mudguard.
Detective Constable James Pepperell said in a statement that, “This is a particularly sad case that has had life-changing consequences for the victim. Needless to say this has caused much heartache and pain to the victim and her family. I am keen to hear from anyone that can assist in the identification of this e-fit. If you are the person responsible then do the right thing and come forward.”
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“I know that some time has passed since this incident but I would ask anyone who witnessed this or saw the man on the bike after robbery took place to get in touch. No matter how insignificant you may think your information, it could be the missing piece to our investigation,” Pepperell added.
Anyone with information on the case is being asked to call police on 101 using reference 4366/29JULY2020, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.