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Pregnant woman thrown to floor and robbed at tram stop

A five-month pregnant woman was thrown to the floor and her necklace ripped off by a robber in a "cowardly attack", police have said.

The 34-year-old was at Beckenham Tram stop in south-east London and was taken to hospital suffering from neck pain. She was later given the all-clear.

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Det Sgt Don Thompson said the incident was very rare but it was "a cowardly attack on a vulnerable woman".

He added: "It is extremely fortunate that the victim and her baby were unharmed. The incident left her shocked and extremely upset and we are determined to track down the culprit."

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