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Man held after Bletchley woman loses baby in 'racist' attack

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Image caption The 34-year-old was attacked as she returned to her car from a shop in Water Eaton Road

A man has been arrested after a pregnant woman lost her baby when she was kicked and fell to the ground.

The woman was racially insulted by a man before he followed her and kicked her in the torso, causing her to fall over, in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, police said.

A man was also struck on the head with a bag of ice and a bottle.

A suspect, 37 and from Milton Keynes, is being held on suspicion of racially-aggravated assault.

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The 34-year-old was attacked as she returned to her car from a shop in Water Eaton Road at about 21.40 BST on 6 August, Thames Valley Police said.

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

Both were treated in hospital and later discharged.

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