A Muslim pregnant woman lost her baby after being kicked in the stomach by a racist attacker in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.
The 34-year-old woman, who witnesses said [the Muslim woman] was Middle Eastern in appearance and wore a headscarf and was shopping in a branch of the Co-op in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, when she was approached by a man who made racial remarks, police said, Telegraph reported.
She was followed to her car, where the suspect hit a 40-year-old man over the head with a bag of ice and a bottle. He then kicked the woman in the torso, causing her to fall to the floor.
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 but have since been discharged.
A neighbor who saw the aftermath of the attack said the victim had been screaming in agony.
Marian Scott, 56, said she saw a large crowd of people gathered around the victim, who was lying on her back in the car park in front of the Co-op, near to the Hazrath Shahjalal Jamie Masjid mosque.
Ms Scott said a man was bleeding heavily from his head which he held in his hands.
Police are appealing for information and have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the assault, which happened at around 9.40pm on 6 August.
Investigating officer 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.”
“A thorough investigation is under way and we would like to speak to the man pictured as he may have information which could help with the investigation.”