Pregnant Jewish woman ‘assaulted by attacker who put pillowcase over her head’

- Police are searching for an assailant who attacked a pregnant woman after putting a pillowcase over her head on a street in north London.

The victim, a 20-year-old Jewish woman who is 27 weeks pregnant, told police the man approached her from behind and covered her face before hitting her in the stomach.

The incident, which was caught on CCTV camera, happened on the evening of 18 March on Manor Road in Stoke Newington.

Footage shows the attacker following the woman while carrying a trolley bag. He then ran towards her, covered her face with a black cloth and punched her several times in the stomach.

The man escaped, then fled the scene.

Jewish neighbourhood watch organisation Shomrim shared the disturbing footage of the attack with the hashtag #hatecrime and circulated still images of the accused from the video. The organisation has appealed for help identifying the man and called on the public to report any information to the police.

Source: independent