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Bletchley woman loses baby in 'racist' attack

CCTV image Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Police released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident

A pregnant woman has lost her baby after she was kicked and fell to the floor in a "racially aggravated" attack.

The 34 year old was shopping in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, when she was racially insulted by a man, police said. He later followed her and kicked her in the torso, causing her to fall.

He also hit a male victim on the head with a bag of ice and a bottle.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

The woman was attacked as she returned to her car from a shop in Water Eaton Road at about 21.40 BST on 6 August.

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'Devastating consequences'

She lost her baby as a result of the attack, Thames Valley Police said.

A second victim, a 40-year-old man, sustained head injuries.

Both were treated in hospital and later discharged.

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."

The force has released an image of a man they would like to speak to "as he may have information which could help with the investigation", he added.

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