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“Our baby was murdered”, victim of racist assault speaks out

“Our baby was murdered”, victim of racist assault speaks out

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Thursday September 22 2016

The Milton Keynes Citizen reports on an anti-racism rally to be held in Milton Keynes and organised by Stand Up to Racism, after an expectant mother lost her baby in a racist attack.
The incident involving a headscarf wearing Muslim female who was attacked in a supermarket car park by a man who racially abused her before kicking her to the ground, happened in Bletchley, Milton Keynes on 8 August.
Details of a man sought by police in connection with the incident were only released last week. Thames Valley police issued a CCTV image and the arrest of a 37 year old man happened the same day.
The MK Citizen refers to statements made by the victim’s husband in which he describes his wife’s pleas to her attacker not to harm her because she was with child.
The victim’s husband, who has not been named, said: “Our lives have been ruined. My wife does not stop crying now and she is too scared to ever go out of the house, and she is worried that when I go, I’m not going to come back.”
“My wife begged the man not to hurt the baby. She cried ‘Please, no, I’m pregnant’ four or five times. But he did not listen. The baby died.”
A relative of the couple told the paper, “They are suffering so badly. The husband, a taxi driver has been unable to work because he dare not leave his wife.”
The paper reports the family’s complaint to the police about the incident and the six week delay before a witness appeal in relation to the attack was released.
A relative of the couple told the paper “We went to see police to ask why they were not doing anything. This family were being neglected by them. The man who did this killed their baby. Justice should be done and he should be charged with murder.”
Thames Valley police have arrested a man in connection with the incident. The paper notes that no charges have been brought yet and the man has been bailed to return on 3 November.
A rally supported by MK Equality Council, MK Bangladeshi Association and Stand Up to Racism will take place on Saturday 24 September.

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