September 11, 2021

UK - Man admits assaulting pregnant Jewish woman after pulling pillowcase over her head


Keith Gowers, 59, followed his victim, who was six months pregnant, in Stamford Hill on the evening of 18 March.

CCTV shows Gowers placing a pillowcase over the head of the woman before repeatedly punching her.

At Thames Magistrates' Court, Gowers pleaded guilty to one count of assault by beating.


The victim, in her 20s, was treated for minor injuries, the Met Police said.

Footage of the attack was widely shared after it was posted on social media by a Jewish neighbourhood watch group, Shomrim.

"The prosecution case included CCTV footage of the disturbing attack on the lone victim which clearly identified Gowers as the attacker. He also admitted to being the person caught on camera."
He will be sentenced on 1 October at the same court.

Source: BBC