Updated: Friday, 29th May 2020 @ 6:20am

Pregnant woman loses baby after Salford bus stop attack – boy, 17, charged

Pregnant woman loses baby after Salford bus stop attack – boy, 17, charged

| By Daniel Holland

A pregnant woman has lost her unborn baby after being mugged at a Salford bus stop on Saturday morning.

Three teenagers approached and attacked the mother-to-be while she was waiting at a bus stop on Cromwell Road at around 5.45am.

Her handbag was also stolen in the attack.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with robbery and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today.

DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? Police are hunting for the third suspect

A second boy, 17, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery. 
Officers are also trying to track down a third offender, described as white and aged between 16 and 20 years old.
He was wearing a black hoody with white stripes down the arms, a black body warmer with a white motif and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Roger Smethurst said: “This is a shocking and tragic case, and one that will undoubtedly have a lasting psychological impact upon the poor victim.

“Excellent policing work has gone into tracking down two of the youths we believe to be responsible for this sickening attack, but it is imperative that we try and track down the third man as quickly as possible.

“If you believe you saw a man matching this description in the area at the time, or if you recognise this man, do not protect him, please contact police as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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