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Sutton Coldfield pregnant woman stabbing: Partner in court

Babur Karamat Raja and Natalie Querioz Image copyright Other
Image caption Babur Karamat Raja, pictured here with Ms Queiroz, is accused of attempted murder

A man has appeared in court accused of attempting to murder his heavily pregnant partner in a street stabbing.

Natalie Queiroz was attacked in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, on Friday. Her daughter was delivered hours later.

Babur Karamat Raja, 41, is also charged with attempted child destruction and the attempted murder of a passer-by who intervened during the stabbing.

He was remanded in custody during a short hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

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The court heard businessman Mr Raja, of Hollyfield Road in Sutton Coldfield, is also charged with assaulting witness Anthony Smith, and possession of a knife.

He is due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court via video link on 6 April.

Up to five passers-by helped 40-year-old Ms Queiroz when she was attacked at about 15:00 GMT on Friday, police said.

She remains in a stable condition in hospital.

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Image caption The stabbing happened shortly after 15:00 GMT on Friday

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