Man who kicked pregnant Muslim woman in the stomach causing her to lose her unborn twins charged

A man who kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach causing her to lose her unborn twins in a racially motivated attack has been charged with racially aggravated assault.

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David Gallacher, 37, was arrested after police released a CCTV image of him following the attack.

He is accused of assaulting the mum-to-be by kicking her in the stomach as she walked close to a mosque.

Gallacher also attacked a man who tried to intervene and stop him from continuing to assault the woman in Milton Keynes last August.

The unnamed Somalian woman, who was wearing a headscarf, had not known she was pregnant with twins until medics told her she had lost them after the assault.

Gallacher was this week charged with two counts of racially/religiously aggravated assault and for a separate incident he was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm and assault by beating.

A police spokesman said: ‘David Gallacher, aged 37 years, of no fixed abode was charged on Wednesday with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm, one count of assault by beating, two counts of racially/religiously aggravated assault and three counts of assaulting a constable in the execution of his/her duty.

‘The charges relate to two incidents. The first was on Saturday August 6 2016, when two victims, a 34-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were assaulted and racially abused by a man near the Co-op on Water Eaton Road, Bletchley.

‘The second incident relates to an incident on September 14 in Larch Grove, Bletchley, when three police officers were assauled as they arrested a man.

‘Gallacher has been bailed to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on March 14.’

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