Pregnant woman loses unborn baby after 'sickening' bus stop attack

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with robbery in Salford

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A pregnant woman has lost her unborn child after being attacked by three teenagers at a bus stop in Salford.

The teenagers robbed the woman and stole her handbag while she was sat at the bus stop on Cronwell Road in Salford on Saturday at around 5:45 am.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with robbery, and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford magistrates’ court on Thursday.

A second boy, aged 17, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Greater Manchester Police are trying to track down a third offender who is believed to have been caught on CCTV footage.

He is described as white and aged between 16 and 20 years old, and was wearing a black hoody with stripes down the arms, a black body warmer with a white motif and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Roger Smethurst of Greater Manchester Police 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.”