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Pregnant teenager punched in Oldham loses baby

A man has been arrested after his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend was punched in the stomach causing her to lose her baby.

The teenager, who was seven months pregnant, was attacked in Copster Hill Park, Oldham at 15:15 BST on Thursday.

She was taken to hospital but lost her baby.

Her 18-year-old partner has been arrested on suspicion of child destruction and assault.

Det Ch Insp Jamie Daniels said: "The circumstances surrounding this are exceptionally tragic.

"We have specially-trained officers supporting the girl who is distraught by what happened in a way I cannot begin to imagine.

"To punch a heavily pregnant woman in the stomach is an unthinkable act and I can only reassure people that we are doing everything we can to fully and thoroughly investigate the full circumstances of this appalling crime."

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